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PREMIER CHRISTY CLARK announced Thursday the new Comox Valley Hospital will go in at the intersection of Lerwick and Ryan roads by North Island College. MLA Don McRae liked what he heard. PHOTO BY RENÉE ANDOR

New hospital will be near NIC Renée Andor

The plans for procurement will begin right away. We think we will be able to have shovels in the ground at the beginning of the new year next year. We want to see this hospital built as quickly as we possibly can.

Record Staff School District 71 expects to face a $1.3-million to $1.7-million shortfall in its 2012/2013 annual budget. SD71 director of finance Ron Amos said the Ministry of Education is still making some program funding adjustments, causing the half-million difference in the estimated shortfall. However, either way there will be a shortfall of over $1 million in the budget, and the district will have to make spending adjustments.

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Premier Christy Clark announced Thursday the new Comox Valley Hospital will be by North Island College and construction is estimated to begin in early 2013. The 153-bed hospital is expected to cost about $334 million and be completed in 2017. It will be jointly funded by the provincial government (60 per cent) and the Comox-Strathcona Regional Hospital District (40 per cent). Clark said now that the location at Lerwick and Ryan Roads has been chosen, no time will be wasted in starting the project. “The plans for procurement will begin right away,” said Clark during the announcement at NIC. “We think we will be able to have shovels in the ground at the beginning of the new year next year. We want to see this hospital built as quickly as we possibly can.” Specific designs won’t be avail-

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able until further along in the planning process, but the hospital is expected to include three buildings for acute care, clinical support and parking. Campbell River will receive an estimated $266 million 95-bed hospital at the current site of the Campbell River and District General Hospital with the same estimated start and finish dates. CSRHD chair Claire Moglove noted some Comox Valley and Campbell River residents’ concerns regarding the locations of

the hospitals and the decision to have two hospitals instead of one larger one for the communities to share. “There may still be some who say that the outcome of two new hospitals is not the right solution or that one or both of the locations is not the best, but there is no perfect answer,” said Moglove. “I truly believe that the model we now have … will provide a significantly improved level of care for patients, greatly enhanced technical improvements and improve working conditions for the medical staff, professionals, for many, many years to come.” The previously announced site for the Comox Valley Hospital on Ryan Road across from Crown Isle was nixed due to height restrictions on buildings. That location was chosen just over a year ago but was within an area around CFB Comox and the Comox Valley Airport that restricts the height of structures to nine metres. Clark noted that the location ... see TRAFFIC ■ A2

A body found Wednesday evening by Comox Valley RCMP at the base of Mount Washington near the car of missing Saanich woman Shirley Burstall is believed to be her body. RCMP Staff Sgt. Andrew Isles said around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, RCMP were temporarily shutting down their command post before resuming the search for the 75-year-old, when their police dog picked up a scent. That led to the discovery of an elderly woman about a kilometre from where her car was located. Isles confirmed Thursday the case is now in the hands of the coroner. “We got a lot of information after talking with the family (Wednesday night) and have some information about the jewelry (Burstall) was wearing and some personal items she had on her,” he said. “We’re pretty certain, as much as we can be without a formal autopsy, that it is Ms. Burstall.” Burstall’s car was found April 23 in the early-afternoon hours afternoon on a road off of the Strathcona Parkway leading to Mount Washington, prompting an extensive search for the woman, who was last seen April 5 at a Ladysmith gas station. She had spent the previous five days in Chemainus. Tuesday, Paul Berry, manager/ president of the Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue team, said a team of searchers scoured ground and water to determine Burstall’s direction of travel. “It is not uncharacteristic for her to hike, but it’s not the sort of area she would have hiked in,” he said. ... see MISSING ■ A8

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at NIC is not “absolutely 100 per cent perfect, but it was the best of the bunch given the choices.” Vancouver Island Health Authority president and CEO Howard Waldner added VIHA looked at its options carefully and is happy with the new location. “We did a very thorough evaluation of about 16 sites in total and this one came out as our preferred option very clearly and early on in the process,” said Waldner. “It’s very proximate to good arteries of roadway to make sure the citizens get here when they need to get here very quickly.” The intersection of Lerwick and Ryan Roads is a high crash zone intersection, and Clark noted changes will have to be made to the surrounding neighbourhood, such

as potential changes to traffic patterns. “There are always changes to traffic patterns and parking issues and all of those things, that’s always one of the tradeoffs

“We’ve done very careful work around the size, so I can assure that the site that we’ve selected is big enough to meet the needs of the hospital that’s being planned, both

It’s very proximate to good ❝ arteries of roadway to make sure the citizens get here when they need to get here very quickly.

Howard Waldner that communities and regions need to make in order to accommodate new development,” said Clark. Waldner also addressed the concerns of some Comox Valley residents surrounding the size of the new hospital site, as it’s 13.3 acres, whereas the previously announced site by Crown Isle was 15 acres with the ability to expand by a further five acres.

now and for the foreseeable future,” said Waldner. “In fact, we’ve planned 13 years out, so we know this is scalable — the way we’re going to design the hospital will be in such a way that there’ll be space available for further development on the site as the demand comes in the future so we’re very confident that this is the preferred site.”

NIC president Dr. Jan Lindsay said the college also carefully considered how the hospital could affect the college’s growth in the future. “That was one thing we looked at very carefully, would there still be sufficient land for the college to develop, and certainly we have a lot of build-in sites that are still available to us,” said Lindsay. “And certainly, I know with the hospital the possibility of going up is there so we’ve looked at those kinds of things and feel that definitely there’s still sufficient room for the college to expand.” Some Comox Valley residents have expressed concerns that having two smaller hospitals rather than one large one will deter some medical specialists from working here. Waldner said he’s confident that the new

hospital will attract specialists, especially because of the beauty of the area. “We’ll have absolutely no difficulty recruiting and retaining staff of all disciplines to come live and work and be part of our team on Vancouver Island,” said Waldner. Comox Valley MLA Don McRae was beaming during the entire announcement, as this project is something he’s worked on, alongside numerous other organizations and agencies for so long.

“This is unbelievably, no doubt the most proud moment I’ve had as an elected official in British Columbia and for the Comox Valley,” said McRae. The Comox Valley Hospital project is expected to create 1,037 direct jobs and 817 indirect jobs in industries supplying goods and services used in construction. For more information, visit www.viha.ca and search for North Island Hospitals Project. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Large shortfall looming for‘secret’ SD71 budget Renée Andor Record Staff

School District 71 expects to face a $1.3-million to $1.7-million shortfall in its 2012/2013 annual budget. SD71 director of finance Ron Amos said the Ministry of Education is still making some program funding adjustments, causing the half-million difference in the estimated shortfall. However, either way there will be a shortfall of over $1 million in the budget, and the district will have to make spending adjustments. “We do have to, in effect, find the savings internally because it won’t be given to us in the form of funds,” Amos told the Record, adding the school district is looking at ways to cut costs. “All areas are being reviewed is really what it comes down to, whether it’s staffing levels at all levels, program efficiencies and supply accounts.” At Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting where the shortfall was

announced, Comox District Teachers’ Association president Steve Stanley voiced concerns that SD71 has been secretive about budget details. He wrote a letter to the editor Wednesday. “The school board has been noticeably reluctant to disclose details of the budget whereas in the past this information was freely presented and debated at public meetings,” Stanley wrote in his letter. “The public and partner groups like parents and employees have yet to learn where these cuts will come next year, which programs and services to students will be reduced and what the impact will be on staffing at each school.” After Stanley voiced his concerns at Tuesday’s board meeting, board chair Tom Weber said the board was not intentionally keeping the public in the dark. Amos added the board doesn’t want to disclose the information until things are more finalized to avoid announcing changes later. “We’ve been releasing

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information as we knew it but not wanting to get too far ahead of ourselves until we knew the final, what we’re working with, the projections,” said Amos. “That’s been the reason why we’ve sort of been careful on the message and certainly slow in releasing information.” The district’s finance committee will ask for public feedback on the proposed budget between May 9 and 11. Details, including a link to provide feedback, will be posted on the school district website at www.sd71.bc.ca.

The committee will have already met with partner groups by this time and the budget will be further refined after the public has provided feedback. Amos pointed out declining enrolment and the Ministry “backing away” from funding protection as two main reasons for less funding this year. In the past, funding protection ensured school districts received at least the same amount of funding as the previous year, even with declining enrolments.

However, this year Amos said funding protection has softened. He also said the implementation of full-day kindergarten in the Comox Valley helped soften the declining enrolment numbers during the past couple of years —because these students are counted as full-time instead of half-day — but now that the program is fully implemented, declining enrolments are being felt completely. “So those are the two big changes that we’ve felt and all districts are feeling that are forcing us down this road,” said Amos. He expects enrolment numbers to stabilize over the next three to four years. The budget will be presented at the next board meeting on May 22. ••• School District 71 will receive $900,000 from the Province’s Learning Improvement Fund. But this money will not be handed out until after the district has used up its

aggregate operating funding from the Ministry of Education. Stanley called the fund a “shameful public relations gimmick,” noting the $900,000 from the Learning Improvement Fund doesn’t make up for the $1.3-million to $1.7-million shortfall in the 2012/2013 budget. “In the most outrageous and transparent example of the ‘old shell game’ the government is cutting millions out of school budgets in March and promising to give a tiny fraction of that back to boards under something called ‘the Learning Improvement Fund’ a few months later,” said Stanley in his letter to the editor. ••• The Board of Education approved three new courses for Comox Valley students on Tuesday. Fitness knowledge 12 will be offered at Mark Isfeld Secondary School, and culinary arts 11 and crime, media and culture 11 will be offered at G.P. Vanier Secondary School. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Four medals for skilled students A strong contingent of Comox Valley students competed at the Provincial Skills Canada competition, and four came home with medals. Seventeen Comox Valley students qualified to go to the competition this year, which was held in Abbotsford on Wednesday. The competition included students from 12 different regions throughout the province. Of the students competing from the Comox Valley, four G.P. Vanier students came home with medals: Tina Tang, silver medal for cooking; Graham Bergey, silver medal for electronics; Martin Kellinghusen, bronze medal for electronics; Rhys Sutcliffe, silver medal for auto mechanics. According to Randy Grey, School District 71 career coordinator, this annual event gives students a chance to compete and test

It is very nerve-racking leaving our hamlet to compete against the top students from across the province. Some of the students have competed before, so they helped to ease the stress with their experience. Randy Grey

their skills, while making friends and mixing with fellow students who also strive for excellence. Grey was impressed with how well the group, which was made up of students from all three high schools, supported each other. “It is very nerve-racking leaving our hamlet to compete against the top students from across the province,” said Grey. “Some of the students have competed before, so they helped to ease the stress with their experience.” Grey noted the expectation on these competitors was very high, and winning a medal at the pro-

vincials is very prestigious. College and industry representatives were involved, and they measured student work with an eye for excellence. Comox Valley students competed in the following events: welding, 2D animation, 3D animation, hairdressing, baking, electronics, Jr. sumo robots, cooking and auto mechanics. Grey has attended these events for over 12 years now, and he still is “blown away” by what the students create. “When you see what these students can do in one day, it goes to show you

that we are really preparing students well for the future,” said Grey. “For example, the students in the baking competition display a full table of delightful baked goods that not only shows diversity such as breads, cookies, cakes and pies, but also the creativeness in the product.” Grey added that supportive teachers help ensure student success, noting teachers helped prepare students for the competition, then travelled with them to help coach and support at the event. “You just wonder how could these young adults develop such great skills,” said Grey. “It becomes very evident when you see their teachers right in there watching everything they are doing and learning what to help their next charge do in future years.” — School District 71

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‘Lucky man’ got transplant Renée Andor Record Staff

Sid Popham likely wouldn’t be alive today without an organ donor. At 64 years of age, Popham was an active and fit Comox man who regularly played tennis and hockey. But one day during a tennis match, he collapsed suddenly on the court. The problem was his heart, and doctors tried everything they could think of to keep him alive, including a pacemaker and defibrillator. However, nothing worked, and Popham was told he only had one chance left. “The doctor said, ‘Sid we’ve done everything we can for you. The only thing that might save you is a heart transplant, and nobody can be sure you can get a heart transplant just because you want one because of a lack of organs,’” said Popham. “It was made very clear to me that if this transplant didn’t come through I would not be seeing many more weeks or months.” Now, 12 years later at 76, Popham is “disgustingly healthy,” and he’s back to playing tennis and hockey regularly — he actually got hit in the neck with a puck the day before his interview. But Popham considers himself “a very, very lucky man.” Many people do not receive the organ they need to live because of a lack of organ donors in B.C. According the BC Transplant’s website, more than 300 British Columbians are awaiting organ transplants at any given time because “the need far outweighs the number of organs available for transplant.” Popham was an organ donor many years before he found out that he needed

COMOX RESIDENT SID Popham would probably not be alive today if not for an organ donor. Instead, 12 years after he got a new heart he’s playing tennis and hockey regularly. This week is National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week. PHOTO BY RENÉE ANDOR

TRANSPLANT FACTS • There is a chronic shortage of hearts, lungs, kidneys and livers for transplant in B.C., as the need far outweighs the number of organs available for transplant. More than 300 British Columbians awaiting organ transplants and hundreds more are awaiting corneal transplants. • Some organs that could be available for transplant are lost because the decision of the loved one is not known by their family. • Many of those waiting for a solid organ transplant die while waiting for a suitable transplant. • Survival rates of transplant patients continue to improve, providing recipients with an extended and high quality of life. • Transplants are cost-effective. For those with kidney disease, the average cost of dialysis treatment is $50,000 a year. By comparison, the one-time cost of a kidney transplant in B.C. is approximately $20,000, with an additional yearly cost of about $6,000 for anti-rejection medications. • Since 1968, when the first kidney transplant was performed in B.C., more than 4,700 transplants have been performed in B.C. • 1999 was the first year where more living donor kidney transplants were performed than deceased donor kidney transplants.

a heart transplant. But now, having seen first-hand how necessary organ donation is, Popham’s adamant that people need to sign up as organ donors while they have the ability to make their own decision. When someone is dying “it’s really hard on their survivors to make the decision about whether or not they should donate,” said Popham. “So if you make your wishes clear then it saves the sur-

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Comox budget advances, but not without conflict Erin Haluschak Record Staff

Following a heated debate Wednesday about water meter funding, Comox council approved by a 4-3 vote staff reports for the Town’s financial plan and tax rates. The budget will be forwarded to council at their regular meeting next week for first, second and third reading, which sees a general tax increase of 2.8 per cent on all classes of property except business, which will increase by 1.8 per cent. “I don’t have a real big problem with the 2.8 per cent based on the fact that we’re going to be doubling our road paving ... but I’m still struggling on the $25,000 a year for the water meter project,” said Coun. Ken Grant. In March, council passed a draft recommendation allowing $25,000 per year for the next four years for the voluntary water meter program in the financial plan, to be funded through gas tax/community works fund. “There doesn’t seem to be any plan there at all,” Grant noted. “I don’t think it’s been thought through one iota. It’s just a matter of putting some money aside and trying to make a project look good in my opinion, that just isn’t going anywhere.” Grant then added he could not vote in favour of the budget, and then proposed a motion to eliminate the proposed water meter funding. “There is no plan; it’s no longer water conservation or water measurement or fairness,” added Coun. Tom Grant, who seconded the motion. “There’s no business plan, there’s no thought behind this, it’s an ideology, and I think it should be stopped.

“If it was your own money, instead of treating this gas tax money as Monopoly money, you wouldn’t do it,” he added. Coun. Barbara Price explained she understands most people in the town don’t want water meters for a variety of reasons, but said residents whom she spoke to — even those opposed to meters — have no objections to giving residents a choice to request one. “This is going to go on, and on and on, and there’s no plan in the future to come to an end to this,” replied Ken Grant. Mayor Paul Ives noted water meters are part of the Town’s infrastructure and will remain a part of it for years to come. “Really, in terms of the business case, we’re not reinventing the wheel. Other communities across this province and across the country have done this. We’ve done what we can ... and this motion

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came forward to continue to give people a choice,” he said. “It has no impact on the budget in terms of dollars and cents,” Ives noted. “It’s gas tax money that we’ve decided to allocate ... I think it’s a wise use personally of a very small part of gas tax

money.” Tom Grant rebutted, and noted the impact on the budget would be felt by taxpayers. “I cannot believe for a moment that you can make a statement like that when over 50 people have signed up. We’ve spend over a million dollars putting in

water meters so that 50 people can pay the metered water rate. That is an absolute joke,” he said. “That’s so far from a business case, that’s so far from common sense, it’s so far from reality for us to be spending that kind of money.” He added taxpayers would feel an impact when the town will begin future projects with funds from general revenue, rather than gas tax money. “Pretending it’s Monopoly money is a silly thing to do. It’s

real money that we can use to improve our town,” he stated. “I don’t believe anyone on this council that I’ve ever sat on has ever considered any of it to be Monopoly money. I don’t think that’s a fair comment,” Ives replied. “The investment that we’ve made in this will prove over time, I’m convinced, as many communities have been, to be a wise investment, and we’ll have to agree to disagree as to that. We know that water infrastructure, along

with sewer is going to become a big issue for the region. We know that water rates are going to go up, and if people have the choice to make a wise decision on conservation and to pay less, I’m all for that,” he added. The motion was defeated as Ken Grant, Tom Grant and Coun. Maureen Swift voted in favour. The motion for the report was passed with Couns. Price, Patti Fletcher and Hugh MacKinnon and Ives voted in favour. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Friday, April 27, 2012

Cumberland taxation rising Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Cumberland council gave third reading Monday to a property tax rate bylaw that calls for a 4.53-per-cent increase, of which 3.9 per cent would come from growth and .63 per cent from 2011 ratepayers. The expected impact is a 1.7-per-cent increase to the average household. However, amounts collected for other taxing authorities decrease it to about 1.2 per cent before homeowner grant and utility fees. The latter increased eight per cent in 2012. The net result is estimated at a 3.1-percent increase from last year pending school and police tax rate changes. ••• Staff will report back about traffic calming measures in the village with specific information about Kendal Avenue. Nicolas Pisterzi, who lives at 2708 Kendal, is concerned about speeding vehicles on his street. “My problem lies in the fact that one day a vehicle may strike and kill a pedestrian, child or pet,” he states in a letter to the Village. Coun. Gwyn Sproule noted Pisterzi’s concerns are long held and that an “accident is waiting to happen.” Pisterzi suggests a stop sign or speed bump would prevent

vehicles from picking up speed at the top of the hill, but senior planner Judith Walker said studies indicate stop signs are an ineffective means of slowing speeders. ••• Organizers of Car Free Sunday hope to double public involvement and to better engage the school district as the second annual event approaches June 17 in Cumberland and Courtenay, Andrew Gower of Imagine Comox Valley told council. It appears Comox

will again not hold the event as it coincides with the Comox Cup and the Shellfish Festival. The proposal calls for traffic closures in Cumberland on Dunsmuir from First to Fourth and at Second from Dunsmuir to Derwent from noon to 5 p.m. ••• Council does not support the Chamber of Commerce’s request to declare June as Bike Month in Cumberland. Sproule does not see the need to designate one month as such, and is not sure of the end

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maintenance work and scheduled to be back in service this Friday, the reservoir has been rising at about 30 centimetres per day. On Friday night, to control the reservoir level, BC Hydro will begin to increase the Puntledge River flow to 90 m3/s and target the kayaking flow where the Browns River meets the Puntledge River. The Browns River enters the Puntledge River just above the generating station and is currently flowing at 20 to 25 m3/s. River safety must be top of mind with the warming weather and increasing river recreation. — BC Hydro

TOWN OF COMOX A BODY FOUND Wednesday at the base of Mount Washington is believed to be that of missing Saanich woman Shirley Burstall.

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The Town of Comox Public Works Department wishes to notify residents and businesses that we will be undertaking the flushing of water lines within the Town of Comox. This program is necessary to ensure good water quality through the removal of natural sediment accumulations. All work will proceed on the weekdays during the hours 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. This program may result in temporary but harmless discolouration of the water and although this does not present a hazard to your health, it is advised that you reserve some drinking water for that time. Should discolouration occur, running a cold-water tap for a short period will help to restore water quality to normal. Where practical, residents should avoid using a washing machine for laundry during the above operational hours to avoid possible discolouration of clothes. The Town of Comox would like to thank users for their patience and cooperation during this program. Glenn Westendorp Public Works Superintendent

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Burstall was described as an active hiker and traveller, and very fit for her age. Her family said she had decided to get away for a few days, and mentioned to her daughter she may head to Tofino. Saanich Police confirm the 2002 Mazda Protégé had been on the logging road for some time. They added the car was locked and Burstall’s personal belongings were found locked in the trunk. There were no obvious signs of anything suspicious to investigators. Comox Valley RCMP added Wednesday their initial investigation indicated no foul play, yet the investigation is ongoing. Isles said the area where the body was discovered was part of the search area, although difficult terrain made searching difficult. He added it is too early to tell how long the body may have been in the woods. “Our investigators have been in contact with the Saanich police who have been in contact with the Burstall family in Victoria. Again, we’re not able to make a positive identification, but wanted to alert them that we had found a woman that could possibly be their loved one,” he said.

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Premier Christy Clark helped kick off the 56th annual B.C. Wildlife Federation AGM and convention Thursday at the Westerly in Courtenay by recognizing the group’s contributions towards conservation and preservation of the wilderness. “This is the oldest conservation organization in British Columbia,” Clark said at a packed ballroom. “Your government and your premier supports hunting in British Columbia. I support people who do it for a living, and I support people who do it for a hobby.” Clark believes it is better to know where food comes from and to eat locally. She also believes there is no one with a bigger invest-

ment to ensure a balanced ecosystem and sound environment than hunters. “I think every environmentalist worth his or her salt should be getting behind the B.C. Wildlife Federation because of what you do every day.” She also believes hunting — and enjoying the great outdoors — helps make families tick. “It is families that do the hard work that government can’t and shouldn’t do, and that’s raising children,” Clark said. “It is parents who instill the character in kids, who teach them right from wrong, who give them their values. And there is nothing more important in any great country than raising kids with character. It is the hardest work anybody does. It is only families that do that work. That’s why

I got back into politics, because I think we need to do more to support families.” Along with supporting families, Clark feels the BCWF helps preserve the “majesty and beauty of British Columbia” by ensuring the environment is conserved and wildlife is in balance. “And keeping an eye out there to make sure that what we enjoy today is there for our kids and our grandkids in the future, because that is what makes British Columbia great.” The BCWF has about 38,000 members. Scientists, government leaders, fish and wildlife agencies, conservation organizations, and hunters and anglers comprised the estimated 200 delegates expected at the four-day convention that addresses emerg-

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CoalWatch Comox Valley is releasing a report entitled Does the Comox Valley need the Raven Underground Coal Mine? Prepared by Dr. Joan Kuyek, the document is a socio-economic review of the costs and benefits to communities near the proposed project. “The proponents of the Raven project have only jobs and local economic impacts to offer as benefits to the Comox Valley for this proposed coal mine,” said CoalWatch president John Snyder. “Dr. Kuyek’s report calls both of those into serious question.”

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Students proud about artwork École Puntledge munity are welcome to Park is holding its 10th come to the gym at any annual art show next time during the school day to view the art week. “Our school has been work and participate a very busy place as in the silent auction. The artwork is also all of our students preon dispare for play May our annual It has been 3 from 6 art show,” to 7 p.m. noted vice- a very powerful with the p r i n c i p a l theme for our silent aucTracey tion endC r o o n e n . students as they “As this is develop skills and ing at 7. T h e our 10th demonstrate good theme this anniveryear is sary of our choices in how With Our first show they perform at Own Two we are school, in their ands, approachown learning and H which has ing this been the e v e n t in providing serschoolwith more vice to our comw i d e a n t i c i p a - munity. theme for tion than Tracey Croonen this year. usual.” At the F r o m May 1 to 3 the students beginning of this year, kinderof Puntledge Park, and Immersion a few staff members garten teacher Beth will show off their Reed was inspired by amazing artwork. Dur- the Jack Johnson song ing that time the gym, With my Own Two normally used for PE Hands and suggested classes is transformed to staff that the theme into an art gallery with of the song could be all of the students’ art applied to our school. “It has been a very work on display. Each class created a powerful theme for unique art project that our students as they the students and teach- develop skills and demers have been busily onstrate good choices preparing for the art in how they perform show. Each class has at school, in their own also produced a sepa- learning and in prorate piece that will be viding service to our part of the silent auc- community,” continued tion of artwork that is also on display. Members of the com-

MORE THAN 1,500 books have been distributed by the Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association.

Love of learning spread The Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association (CVLL) has been able to distribute over 1,000 books to organizations that serve Comox Valley families. Over 1,500 books were acquired through First Book Canada, a registered Canadian charity that has pioneered ground-breaking channels to provide new books at deeply reduced prices — and for free — to schools and programs serving children in need across Canada. The books received by CVLL, on behalf of our community, have been distributed to the Immigrant Welcome Centre, Aboriginal Head Start, Family Services Healthy Families, Adult Learning Centre, Hornby and Denman Island early years programs, Black Creek Parents and Peanuts, StrongStart programs, Jump Start, Child Development Association, Transition Society, 4R’s Education Society, Boys and Girls Club, Military Family Services, Wachiay Friendship Centre, Beaufort Children’s Centre and Teddies ‘N’ Toddlers Child Care Centre, and others. “Our frontline workers, serving families throughout our Valley, are thrilled at the opportunity to give high quality new books to families that may not have the resources to purchase their own books,” comments Lynn Joseph, Family Literacy Outreach Co-ordinator, who has been delivering boxes of books to outlying areas. “We all love the smell, the feel, of a book — the crisp pages, the vibrant colours. Books draw you in. They provide an

experience and impart a love of reading,” adds Carlene Steeves, Courtenay Elementary StrongStart facilitator. Danielle Hoogland, CVLL Literacy Outreach Co-ordinator, encourages families to create a home library. “Have books everywhere in your home — by the bed, in the kitchen, near the couch — so that when you and your child have a quiet moment, the book is right there.” Children will be more inclined to read books if the books are accessible to them. Furthermore, supplement

your home library with books from one of our public libraries. Have a range of books around — picture books, craft books, poetry, plays, pop-up books, all types of books — so that children are exposed to a wide range of subjects. For more information about First Books Canada, visit www. firstbookcanada.org. For more information about Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association, contact Danielle Hoogland at dhoogland@shaw.ca. — Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association

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CUMBERLAND ROTARIAN JOHN Challender (centre) with Peg Challender and Charlie Sallis take a break after a morning working on the cultivation of rhododendrons to be sold Saturday to support the work of YANA.

Rotarians peddling rhodos The Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial will sell a wide variety of rhodos this Saturday. The sale will take place at the south end of the Driftwood Mall parking lot from 9:30 a.m. to noon. These prime rhodo specimens have been generously donated by Dr. Roberts and Mrs. Adela Smith. Hundreds of gorgeous flowering shrubs in one-gallon pots have been uniformly priced at $10 each, and full

Plant sale aids forest It’s time to lube up your wheelbarrow and get ready for the Cumberland Community Forest Society spring plant sale. There are over 1,000 pots of flowering perennials, small shrubs, grasses and groundcovers, fruit stock and more at our same low prices. Experienced gardeners will be on hand to help you select the right items for your garden: sun or shade, dry or boggy or other special situations. All proceeds go toward current and future Cumberland forest and wetland purchases. The sale happens this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Third Street and Derwent Avenue in Cumberland. FMI: Grace at 250336-8921 or Ron at 250-336-2867. — Cumberland Community Forest Society

information about the colour and blooming time for each plant will be available at the sale. Local rhodo expert Charlie Sallis will also be on site. All proceeds will go to support the work of YANA, a Comox Valley charity that offers help to local families who need to travel to access medical treatment for their children. — Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial

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The CVHS has been assisting with the Backyard Gardens at The Views at St. Joseph’s General Hospital as well. Plant sale revenue has helped supply bulbs and perennials for this therapeutic garden. Labour to get these plants in the ground and keep the weeds at bay has generously come from some dedicated members. A very worthwhile project when one sees the pleasure on residents’ faces as they admire their surroundings. Finally, it is well worth mentioning that the Stepping Stones Recovery House for Women in Need has benefited from CVHS funding. The women who reside at Stepping Stones, however briefly, are able to spend time in the vegetable gardens around the Recovery House, reaping not only the benefits of a well recognized

information or if you would like to donate plants for our sale, contact Leslie at 250-3378051. — Comox Valley Horticultural Society

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Korean girls’ dolls for Malawi Thanks to three Korean schoolgirls attending school in the Comox Valley, 19 knitted dolls are on their way to bring joy to disabled children in Malawi. The project was spearheaded by Sharon Scott, their church friend and teacher from Comox Valley Presbyterian Church. Shortly before Christmas they began meeting after church so Scott could teach the girls the necessary skills to make the simple dolls. The pattern is based on the Izzy dolls that were developed by Carol Isfeld, who knit them for her son Mark to distribute to children in war-torn Croatia. After Mark’s death while serving as a peacekeeper, the project continued with the help of many volunteers, and has expanded to include African

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Rotary auction will evolve Summer Garden Party to be held Aug. 19 at the Old House The Courtenay Rotary Club’s Annual On-Line Auction successfully raised just over $35,000 during March. The majority of the funds raised will go towards extending the Rotary Trail from Eighth Street to 17th Street, working in conjunction with the City of Courtenay and the Island Corridor Foundation. The balance of the funds raised will go towards other worthwhile community projects. Courtenay Rotary Club president Naomi Carmichael is very pleased with this year’s success and says, “Thanks everyone who donated to our fundraising auction, our success is the community’s success. Also thanks to everyone who participated by bidding on the advertised items, we were extremely pleased by the increased commu-

nity participation this year and we look forward to doing it again in 2013.” On-Line Auction public relations coordinator Neil Havers thanks the media for their support. “Their generous support allows us to grow the auction year after year through ever increasing awareness of the event. Working together we can grow this event and raise even more monies for much needed community projects. Particularly I’d like to thank Eagle-FM, the Comox Valley Echo and the Comox Valley Record,” says Havers on behalf of the Courtenay Rotary Club. Continued fundraising for the Rotary Trail will take place this summer with the first Rotary Summer Garden Party to be held at the Old House Restaurant on Aug. 19. This event replaces the On-Live Auction Gala Event. “We’ve run the Gala Auction successfully for 26 years and it’s time for a change,” says auction chair Art Mey-

ers. “This first year will be an exclusive event for those who have supported our Gala Auction over the past 26 years,” Meyers added. The Summer Garden Party will take place in the afternoon featuring gourmet appetizers, entertaining fund raising activities and live auction items, all in a casual summer garden party setting. Meyers adds, “If you’ve supported our auction in the past, expect to hear from us. We are going all out to put on an exciting event that we can carry on for many years to come.” If you have a project or are an organization looking for funding, please contact the Courtenay Rotary Club. Our advisory committee (made up of Courtenay Rotary Club past presidents) reviews community funding requests on an ongoing basis and determines which worthy recipient(s) will be selected for support. A funding request application is on the club’s website (www. clubrunner.ca/cour-

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April 30 deadline to enter Annually, over 300 NIC students are positively impacted by the financial support they receive from the generous donors who contribute to the North Island College Foundation. To a student, receiving an award can mean slightly lower debt or working less and focusing on their studies more throughout the school year. Sometimes it can even be the difference between the opportunity for a post-secondary education or not. It can change a life. When Tree Murdock, a recent graduate of NIC’s Bachelor of Business degree program, applied for support through the NIC Foundation in 2008, she was about to complete her diploma and was considering further education but unsure of what her next steps would be. “When I got the letter from the Foundation saying I was an award recipient, I was pretty excited,” says Murdock. “It just got me so stoked again. I felt I could follow my dreams and that there were people out there who wanted to see me follow them. And achieve them.” NIC Foundation awards are available to students planning to attend North Island College for the first time in September 2012, as well as to continuing and graduating NIC students. North Island College Awards booklets, which outline all available awards, are accessible online, from any NIC campus, or from high school guidance offices. The application form is also available online at www.nic.bc.ca. “As a student, the process of applying for bursaries and scholarships through the NIC Foundation helps you focus on the real reason you need the financial support, on what you want to do with your education,” explains Murdock. The deadline for applications is April 30. For more information about NIC Awards or for questions or assistance with the application process, contact Beth Turner at 250334-5000, ext. 4267 or e-mail foundation@nic. bc.ca. — North Island College

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THE FRIENDS OF Hurford Hill are enemies of Scotch broom.

Broom battleground set The Hurford Hill Nature Park on Macpherson Road in East Courtenay will become a battleground this Sunday. Volunteers will be meeting at the top of Glen Urquhart Road at high noon to take down the everinvasive broom. (type in: http://g. co/maps/yd768 for a map to the park). Everyone in the Valley has probably, at one time or another had a battle with broom. Beautiful in its bright yellow springtime bloom and an excellent nitrogen fixer, this invasive species continues its conquest of North America. Scotch broom is an invasive plant species that can aggressively displace native plants and wildlife habitat by creating what is known as a monoculture that reduces biodiversity. Hurford Hill Nature Park was generously donated to the City of Courtenay by longtime Valley residents Robert and Adela Smith with the intent that it be maintained as a nature park. A conservation covenant under the Land Title Act, held by the Comox Valley Land Trust, is reg-

istered against the Park to protect it in perpetuity and to ensure that the intent of the donors is respected. The covenant prohibits felling trees, removing native vegetation or disturbing soil. Nature parks such as Hurford Hill provide essential wildlife habitat within urban areas and allow residents to enjoy contact with nature. The City of Courtenay maintains trails through Hurford Hill Park that are extensively used by walkers and cyclists. The construction of mountain bike trails involving destruction of trees and damage to soil and vegetation is not consistent with the maintenance of Hurford Hill as a nature park and is not permitted in the park. Scotch broom will be pulled out of the ground using shovels and specialized “broom pullers.” The Scotch broom pulled from the park will be composted at the Pidgeon Lake Landfill facility. It should be a great outing for the whole family. Call Warren at 250-338-8205 for more information. — Friends of Hurford Hill

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The 11 Comox Valley chapters of Beta Sigma Phi sent donations recently to the following groups totalling $3,000. • Comox Valley Youth Music Centre; • North Island Festival of Performing Arts; • Sid Williams Theatre; • Dawn to Dawn; • Comox Valley Hospice Society; • Lilli House; • Comox Valley Food Bank. Beta Sigma Phi is an International Women’s’ friendship network, the largest organization of its kind in the world. Membership is made up of women of all ages; usually beginning in their 20s or 30s and staying active for their entire lives,

BETA SIGMA PHI building friendships that last a lifetime. Primarily a cultural group, it participates in many Community Service Projects throughout the year. Each chapter determines its own service projects and participation is

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Caring for caregivers As part of a threepart series on Care for the Caregiver, I’m pleased to have chiropractor, Dr. Rick Houlgrave and registered massage therapist, Sean Murphy provide easy-to-use strategies and tips to manage the stresses of caregiving, both physically and emotionally. Being a successful caregiver doesn’t just require conscientious care for the one you are looking after, but also requires looking after your own health. Caregiving often involves physically demanding tasks. Doing these tasks in a way that minimizes stress on your body can prevent injuries and allow you to stay healthy so that you can continue to care for others. Here are a few simple suggestions for proper body mechanics that can help you avoid injuries. • Wear flat soled shoes with sufficient arch supports. • When standing, for stability and strength, stand with a straight back and feet a bit wider then shoulder width apart. • When walking, keep your back straight. • While helping a person to walk, walk beside them with one arm around their back and the other at your side, ready to help the person if needed. When sitting: • Sit on a firm chair with a straight back. You should be balanced on your ‘sit bones.’ If your chair does not have a lumbar support you can make one using a rolled up towel or pillow. • To ease your back when sitting for a long period of time, make use of a stool or ottoman. You can also perform pelvic tilting exercises to gently mobilize your lower back. • To avoid slouching when performing crafts or reading, make use of pillows on your lap to bring your work closer to you without straining your arms or neck. • For prolonged sitting or car rides, be sure to adjust your chair to suit you and take frequent breaks to prevent your back from seizing up. When lifting: Injury prevention is as important as proper body mechanics. To lift safely, follow a few basic principles. • Lift with your legs,

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JOHNSTONE not with your back. • When bending down to lift something, face the object you are lifting and bend your legs (i.e., your hips and knees) while keeping your back straight. • Hold what you are lifting close to your body and lift with your legs, not your back. • When turning, rotate your entire body, not just your back. • If you are unsure if you are able to lift an object, get someone to help you. Pushing a wheelchair: • Make sure handles are at a good height for you to push without bending forward. • Keep your back straight (anyone notice a theme here?). • Your feet should be shoulder width apart for sturdiness while in the standing position. • Lower your body to get close to the object. Bend from your hips and knees. Don’t bend

at the waist. • To manoeuvre a wheelchair forward or backward, keep your back straight and use your body weight. • If the object or person you are pulling or pushing is too heavy, ask someone to help you. Caregiving can be physically demanding. Practising these tips will develop good habits which will allow you to maintain your health, and continue helping your family member/client for a long time. If you have any questions regarding body care, contact Dr. Rick Houlgrave at 250-3392100 or at www.comoxchiropractor.com or Sean Murphy at 250941-8181 or at www. Va l l e y H e a l i n g M a s sage.com. We would be happy to provide more information or help develop a personalized program for your specific needs. Wendy Johnstone is a gerontologist and is the founder of Keystone Eldercare Solutions. Her column runs in the Comox Valley Record every second Friday.

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Amalgamation issue split regional district board Every Friday we feature Valley history taken from our back issues. Five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: The Comox Strathcona Regional District committee of the whole split down the middle about whether to send a letter of support to the province for an amalgamation study in the Valley. The motion was defeated but not until plenty of discussion led to near-threats of withdrawal from other planning projects by member municipalities. Ten years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Cumberland Health Centre was to lose its day care surgery service to St. Joseph’s General Hospital as the government merges health services, Vancouver Island Health Authority chair Jack Kruit said. But the Cumberland Regional Hospital Laundry was expected to expand to handle laundry from other areas. Kruit did not mention the village’s medical lab or pharmacy. Mayor Bill Moncrief vigorously opposed the daycare surgery closure. Fifteen years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: After an eightyear absence, the B.C. Lions announced they would be roaring back to Courtenay for their pre-season training camp at Lewis Park in June. Courtenay was selected over three other cities to host the Leos’ 44th annual camp. Enthusiasm shown by the city was a big reason the team was returning to the Valley. “We are very excited,” Mayor Ron Webber said. “This will mean a lot of work but we are up to the task.” Twenty years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Pared to the bone, hospital services were suffering during the first week of a fullscale walkout by the Hospital Employees Union, administrators said. But urgent or cancer-related surgery was being performed at St. Joseph’s and emergency was open, executive director Michael Pontus said. “I hope they settle

soon because it gets worse the longer it drags out,” Pontus said. “Patients who should be seen get into more serious situations.” The union said the strike dragged on

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said. “As far as we’re concerned he’s met the requirements of a marine licence.” Slated for construction at the corner of Port Augusta and Beaufort, the pub raised the ire

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People with five-dollar heads tend to wear five-dollar helmets The observation “five dollar head, five dollar helmet” used to be common in traffic law enforcement referring to motorcycle riders who wore beanie-style helmets that would provide little or no protection in a crash. Today, that observation could be extended

to those who choose to ride a bicycle with inadequate protection. What would that say about the value of a head that was not protected at all? If you wear, or make sure that your children under the age of 16 wear, a proper bicycle helmet when cycling

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How to break bad news to someone I don’t know what likely. Know that you CONSULT A to do. and your co worker will COUNSELLOR A few weeks ago, a survive that, as well. co-worker and I started So knowing that you talking about how much have to do this, even fun it would be to go if it is uncomfortable, IANE on a cruise. Next thing prepare yourself. To I know, she’s bringing deliver this message, AVIES in information about it will be helpful to be different cruise lines, as clear and kind as and options of times. yourself stammering possible. Here is a process I don’t know when it your words. Be aware also, that that may help you to happened, but at some talk to your co-worker: point she got the idea you will survive that. Just because someFirstly set up a time that I would be willing to go on a cruise with thing is uncomfort- to speak with her priher, and is really trying able, doesn’t mean vately. Making a “talk that you can’t do it. time” will right off the to organize it. I sort of talked about It just means that it bat alert her that somehow one cruise line had is uncomfortable. The thing you have to say is important. an option that I Step One: liked. Now she’s talking about it Will it be uncomfortable Empathize with your co-worker’s like that is “the at your work for a while after possible feelings. one.” She wants Put yourself in to know what you tell your co-worker that days will work you aren’t going on the cruise? her shoes and try to see how she for me and Quite likely. Know that you might be feeling have I booked about this situoff the holiday and your co-worker will survive that, as well. ation. Something time yet. like, “I need to Yikes. I was tell you somejust daydreaming. I can’t afford to discomfort will be pret- thing. You are really go on a cruise, and if ty short-lived, though, looking forward to the I was going on a holi- if compared with going cruise, and have put day, it wouldn’t be with on a cruise that you some effort into it her. She’s a co-worker, don’t want to be on, already, so this may be hard to hear.” not my friend. But she and can’t afford. Will your co-worker Step Two: Deliver is nice enough, and I don’t want to hurt her be disappointed — the message as clearly, feelings by saying that even hurt? Quite likely. and as kindly, as you I’m not going on the Know that both you can. For example: “I cruise. How do I get out and she will survive need to tell you that that. even though it sounds of this? Will it be uncom- amazing, I will not be What a difficult situfortable at your work going on that cruise ation! The short answer for a while after you that we have been talkabout how to get out tell your co-worker ing about.” Step Three: Convey of this, is that you will that you aren’t going have to do what you on the cruise? Quite an attitude of sorrow don’t want to do: Tell her that you aren’t going on the cruise. There is no way to avoid that uncomfortable reality. If you are not used to doing this sort of thing, be aware that when you do it, your heart may pound, and your hands may be sweaty. You might even feel a little tearful, or find

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Friday, April 27 C.V. NEWCOMERS Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Northeast Woods walk; meet at Comox Public Works, Guthrie & Torrence, 8:50 a.m. FMI: Bev 250-871-2027, Sharon 250-941-1819, Sheila 250-3344161, www.cvnewcomers.net. COMOX Seniors Association presents Nia session with Ann Marie Lische, d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave., 9–10:15 a.m. $8 drop-in. FMI: Arabella 250-941-8885, arabella888@ gmail.com. CANADIAN Cancer Society Open House, 102-1509 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Public welcome. Dr Charmaine Enns, Medical Health Officer, Comox Valley, presents on Skin Cancer & Tanning at 1 p.m. COURTENAY & District Fish & Game Protective Association hosts BCWF Fundraiser, Comox Valley Sports Centre. Catered dinner, raffles, silent & live auction. FMI/tickets: Greg 250338-7676, Tyee Marine, Gone Fishin. EVERGREEN Seniors Armchair Travel presentation on Vietnam & Cambodia, Rotary Hall, 1 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000, www.evergreenseniorsclub. org. COURTENAY Library Friday Night at the Movies free screening of NFB documentary The Hole Story, on mining in Eastern Canada, drop in 6:30 p.m. Refreshments provided or bring your own. FMI: 250-334-3369; www.virl.bc.ca. BETTER Breather’s COPD Support Group meeting, Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay, 7 p.m. Speakers Dr. Dawadi & Craig Dickson RT: Rehabilitation & COPD. FMI/pre-registration: 250331-8504 ext. 38115. EVERGREEN Seniors Friday Night Dance with music by Amigos, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 7:30 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000, www.evergreenseniorsclub.org. BRANCH 17 Old Time Fiddlers 4th Annual Spring Jamboree, Fallen Alders Hall, Royston Road, 7 p.m. Concert by 3 Island fiddle clubs. $5 admission. FMI: Lorraine 250-3368302.

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COMOX Glacier Wanderers Volkswalk Club holds 5/10 km walk at Beaver Lodge Forest Lands, Campbell River. Registration at end of Trask Road (South Dogwood St., left on Merecroft Rd. to Trask) 9:30 a.m., start 10 a.m. FMI: Crystal 250-898-8612, Kathleen 250-897-1360. ST. JOHN’S Parish 4th Annual Plant Sale, 579 - 5th St., Courtenay, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Great variety Indoor/outdoor plants, garden accessories & gifts. All welcome. FMI: 250-334-4331. BRANCH 17 Old Time Fiddlers 4th Annual Spring Jamboree, Fallen Alders Hall, Royston Road. Free workshops 10 a.m.noon; afternoon open variety show, $5 admission; evening

dance $7 admission. Free RV dry-camping. FMI: Lorraine 250-336-8302. CUMBERLAND Community Forest Society plant sale, corner Derwent Ave. & Third St., 10 a.m.–2 p.m. All proceeds to purchases of forest & wetlands around Cumberland. FMI: Grace 250-336-8921. VANCOUVER Island Visitor Centre (VIVC) hosts public Grand Opening celebration, 10 a.m.– 3 p.m. Local culture, tourism & industry groups present indoor/ outdoor activities, demos & entertainment. FMI: VIVC 250-400-2882. KITTY CAT P.A.L. Society Adopt-A-Pal, Bosley’s Pet Food Plus, Guthrie Rd. near Quality Foods, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: www.kittycatpals.com. COMMUNITY flea market, Ecole au Coeur de l’Ile (behind firehall off Noel on Lindshardt), Comox, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Rent a space: $10 regular, $5 kids with kids’ items, free if proceeds donated to good cause. Raffles, bake sale, concession & family fun activities. To book space: gwen@gmonnet.com. BLACK Creek Community Association presents World of Wine Workshop, Black Creek Community Centre, 2001 Black Creek Rd., 12–4 p.m. Fee $45. Registration: 250-337-5190.

Sunday, April 29 UNION BAY Spring Craft Fair, Union Bay Community Hall, Hwy. 19, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 50 tables on 2 floors, plus Souper Luncheon. Free admission. FMI: Dave 250-335-2317. KITTY CAT P.A.L. Society Adopt-A-Pal, Woofy’s, 2400 Cliffe Ave, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: www.kittycatpals.com. COMOX Seniors Association presents Waltz workshop by Zofia & Irek Paykart, d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave., 1:30–2:30 p.m. General dancing 2:30–4:30 p.m. Argentine Tango workshop with Eric Lam, 4:30–6 p.m. FMI/registration: Arabella 250-941-8885, arabella888@gmail.com, www. comoxseniors.ca. UNITY Comox Valley presents The Sacred Side of Hawaiian Hula event, Lions Den, 1729 Nordin St., Comox, 1:30–4:30 p.m. Cost $25. FMI: Elaine 250-898-8329, info@unitycomoxvalley.com.

Monday, April 30 COMOX Seniors Association presents Monday dance lessons, d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave., 3–6:20 p.m. Eric Lam teaches waltz, jive, Argentine tango, etc. FMI/ registration: Arabella 250941-8885, arabella888@ gmail.com, www.comoxseniors.ca. C.V. OSTOMY Support Group meeting, C.V. Community Health Centre, Cedar Room, 961 England Ave., Courtenay, 7 p.m. Ostomates & spouse/ support person welcome. FMI: Betty 250-871-4778, Ken 250339-3791.

Tuesday, May 1 COURTENAY Library hosts reading & book-signing by author Marlet Ashley & illustrator Kate Brown from their new children’s book The Interlopers, featuring Courtenay Estuary, 300 - 6th St., 11 a.m. FMI: 250-334-3369. C.V. WHITE CANE Club meeting, Comox Senior Centre, d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave., 1 p.m. Guest speaker from Meals on Wheels. All welcome (sighted or not). FMI: Joyce Chevsky 250-338-9904. SOS (Support Our Seniors) presents Kim Carter, BC Ombudsperson. on the Seniors’ Report, Part 2, Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay, 7 p.m. All welcome. FMI: 250-334-2321, 250-338-6265. CUMBERLAND Chamber of Commerce presents International Workers Day Bean Supper, Cumberland Cultural Centre, 6 p.m. Tickets $15/$5 at Cumberland Museum. FMI: chamber@cumberlandbc.org.


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Agricultural accountant to speak about bookkeeping for farms Meeting goes May 7 at Carmie’s Café in Cumberland According to the Comox Valley Economic Development Society, the Valley is home to nearly 450 farms that contribute more than $30 million to the local economy. If your expertise is raising livestock, tending crops or otherwise putting food on tables, that’s a lot of money to keep track of. Business adviser and agricultural specialist Joe Renooy will speak about the challenges of

bookkeeping for agricultural businesses May 7 at the first meeting of the Vancouver Island North chapter of the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada. The meeting at Carmie’s Café in Cumberland is open to IPBC members and guests. Non-members can attend up to two meetings to evaluate the group. “We’re incredibly excited to have Joe speak at our inaugural meeting,” says Sherri-Lee Mathers, owner of Balsam Way Bookkeeping and coregional developer of the new IPBC chapter.

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“This presentation will be valuable to all bookkeepers, particularly those with clients in agriculture.” The presentation will cover inventory adjustments, business-useof-home deductions,

HST and other issues concerning bookkeeping for farms. Renooy will also discuss ways to financially assist agricultural clients, including the availability of government farm income programs. A chartered accountant with MNP in Courtenay, Renooy specializes in owner-managed businesses with a focus on agriculture. Raised in small-town Manitoba, Renooy moved to the Valley in 1999. To reserve a spot visit www.ipbc.ca or contact Mathers at 778-427-1122 or sherrilee@balsamway.ca.

The IPBC, Canada’s most prestigious association of professional bookkeepers, officially launched its North Island chapter in lateFebruary. The new

manager of community experience and communications. “The challenge of building a successful business is very exciting and provides the opportunity for students to discover the relevancy of subjects like math and language arts. At Coastal Community Credit Union we believe that helping youth tap into their natural passion for learning in this way contributes to the betterment of our communities.” According to teachers, the opportunity to take charge of their own business ventures gave the young entrepreneurs the drive to produce their most creative work. Brooklyn students utilized technology by creating online market research surveys

to solicit product feedback from prospective customers and blogging about their experiences on their class website. The highlight of the program is the Young Entrepreneur Show where students sell products to friends, family and the school community. This year’s fresh crop of handcrafted items included ‘bombarding birdfeeders,’ cat toys, feather pens and earrings, piñatas, decorative chalkboards, sweet stuffed owl pillows and card trading games with original characters.

Afterwards the enterprising students reflect on their experiences and many report that the thrill of earning is only part of the reward. “What I know about being an entrepreneur is that it is not all about the money,” blogged one Brooklyn student. “It is about learning how to work with money and what it feels like to be an entrepreneur.” For more information visit www.cccu.ca or www.powerplay4success.com, or contact PowerPlay Strategies at 1-888-880-0816.

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Each such person is solely responsible to ensure that their submission is received on time. The Town will not issue any acknowledgement of receipt of such submissions. Written submissions will also be received during the public hearing. Legal considerations prevent the Town of Comox Council from considering any representations after closure of the Public Hearing. MARVIN KAMENZ MUNICIPAL PLANNER


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‘Immense travesty’ looms due to BCTF withdrawal These are not good times for those teachers who dedicate their time to sports teams, drama clubs and other important extracurricular school activities. It’s worse still for the students who devote themselves to these pursuits, and in them, find true enjoyment and even scholastic benefit such as scholarships. Thanks to the BC Teachers’ Federation and its members who gave their voting support last week, the remainder of this school year is now a washout for thousands of young athletes and a wide variety of school clubs. After last week’s vote in support of the withdrawal of all extracurricular activities by teachers, even high school graduation and prom activities are in question. Parents may be able to step up and save the latter, without the participation of teachers. We sincerely hope so, since it would be an immense travesty if some students had one of the most important events of their public education experience taken from them by a union intent on twisting the government’s will to its agenda. The BCTF refrain that “it’s about the kids” rings hollow with this latest manoeuvre, which just punishes kids, as well as the teachers who made a commitment to those young people at the start of the school year. Not enough can be said about the courageous few who are willing to keep running their extracurricular activities despite the vote. Every teacher should have that choice, without pressure from union or colleagues. After all, they’re volunteering, aren’t they? Abbotsford News

Record Question of the Week This week: Forty-one per cent said they support spending $70,000 toward a no-car bridge across the Courtenay River. Next week: Do you support teachers’ withdrawal of extracurricular services? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll on the mainpage. Aw warm welcome to delegates in the Comox Valley for the BC Wildlife Federation convention and the Apology and Forgiveness conference.

The discovery of a body near Mount Washington raises some disquieting questions about how the person came to this unfortunate end.

You get just what you pay for Dear editor, I’m writing in response to Ken Brown’s tirade against “selfstyled environmental experts and whiz kids with plenty of free time” who he claims are responsible for the demise of our local economy. The reason for the demise of our local economy is not because some of us are trying to protect our environment or preserve local businesses. The reason is that people have bought into the idea that the best way for the economy to operate is to let big global corporations extract and export raw resources and then have other big global corporations import and sell to us all the products we need. And we allow our governments — federal, provincial and local — to subsidize the big corporations and support them, while ignoring the needs of local producers, in fact creating obstacles that make it difficult for them to even stay in business. Big piles of money are funneled out of the Comox Valley every day and delivered directly to the head offices and shareholders of large global corporations, and to people who work in countries where wages are low and environmental standards are often non-existent. Then we’re told that to make up the shortfall the only thing we can do is to allow a coal mine or a pipeline or a big-box store to set up shop here. And we fall for it because it is supposed to “create jobs” which somehow never turn out to be as many or as well-paid as we were led to believe, and the taxpayers often get to pay for the cleanup when the companies are long gone. We really need to reconsider this whole concept. Think of the vibrant local economy we could have if all that money that we currently send to other parts of the world stayed here. Not so long ago, 85 per cent of our food was grown and pro-

cessed on Vancouver Island. Now it’s less than six per cent. You have to ask yourself why people won’t pay a little more to keep our local farmers and food processors in business, and why we allow governments to support agribusiness enterprises at the expense of local producers. Clothing could be made here, but it might cost a little more than clothing made elsewhere, so people don’t want it. The same is true for furniture, toys, household goods, building materials, office supplies, and many other products. Even if goods were imported, they could be sold by locally owned businesses, whose owners support our community and spend their profits here. But apparently people want the lowest prices possible regardless of where the product comes from or what kind of conditions it is made under or who benefits from its production and sale. And I don’t buy the argument

that people can’t afford locally produced goods and services because they would cost a bit more. The liquor store is always a busy place, lottery ticket sales are booming, big-screen TVs and iPods and iPads and other luxury items fly out of the stores, there are lots of shiny new vehicles on the roads, and the airport keeps expanding. So I don’t think lack of money is really the problem. I think it’s a case of misplaced priorities. Do we want to spend our money in ways that create a vibrant local economy and keep our environment healthy or don’t we? Are we willing to spend a little more for the products we buy and maybe forego a few luxuries so that our children and grandchildren will have jobs here on the Island? The choice is really ours to make. Ellen Rainwalker, Cumberland

Time to watch outgoing pennies Dear editor, I am wondering if the city council of Courtenay has the same norm of living that some families practise — spending above their income. My question is — does the council try to balance the budget, is it a practice of the council to live within the City budget? I am wondering? In 12 years, our property taxes were raised from less than $1,000 to close to $4,000. Without any further comment on this touchy subject, I ask again, does council try hard to live within the financial means available, or do council members adopt the easy-going lifestyle as some of our members of society?

Since the council voted unanimously for the increase, they will likely not be voted out when it is ballot time. But here is my question: Could this increase have been avoided by watching the outgoing pennies as we all have to do? An increase of $34.31 seems insignificant, however, if this becomes a yearly norm, after 10 years it will be $343 at the rate of 3.5 per cent. Last comment: Taxes never go down, how so? Maybe a new party could run on that platform. We will lower the taxes — wouldn’t that be an original idea? Ary Sala, Fanny Bay


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New bridge at Third? Dear editor, Re: The proposed Courtenay River covered bridge. The design and placement of this bridge should not be focused on providing a through city bicycle/pedestrian transportation corridor via Sixth Street. Sixth Street, especially the lower end is a busy industrial zone, with moving cars, trucks, semi-trailers and forklifts during the normal business day. Pedestrians from the new bridge could potentially be at risk, especially children and the elderly. The mature and capable biker group would have little risk as they would have only a one- or two-minute risk exposure window, a good bridge for them. Remember, funding for the design and placement of this project, would be provided from the Courtenay taxpayers’ portion of grant allotments. We all should benefit. The enhancement of the downtown Courtenay community core should be the prime design goal of this project. Place this beautiful bridge from the end of Third Street across to Lewis Park, establishing it as a “focal centerpiece” for our existing core entertainment

and recreation facilities. We all would benefit. This would revitalize the visual appearance, and raise the functional possibilities of our prime core area to a higher level, enhancing conventions and other events. In addition, city pedestrian and bicycle routes to all local walkways, not just the riverwalk, would be connected together. In summary: • This ‘classic’ bridge could be a major community and tourist attraction. It should be well displayed for tourists, ball/tennis visitors, to utilize and view. • To limit vandalism, it should be in good view. • It would provide a safe four-way transportation hub for pedestrian and bicycle routes on both sides of the river. • A safe curved ‘hill assist’ walkway, at First Street and Anderton Avenue, via the garden property, would benefit all. To conclude, I believe this bridge will be a great success, if pedestrian safety and city core entertainment and recreation enhancements, are given priority in initial design expenditures. Harvey Chappel, Courtenay

Spend cash elsewhere Dear editor, I ride a bike. When I approach the Fifth Street Bridge, I either ride on the sidewalk to the other side or dismount if there is a pedestrian. It takes me less than 60 seconds to cross the bridge when I’m walking my bike; less than 10 when I’m riding. I use the quick underpass (which has a bike railing beside the steps) to cross over to the Home Hardware side and continue on my way onto the river walk-and-bike path to the Airpark. Or the Lewis Park side underpass to get into Simms Park. Although I will probably like the cuteness of the proposed little bridge at Sixth Street and I like that the Rotary Clubs are once again coming together for a community project, it really goes nowhere. Either into Simms Park, where I would have to ride on a gravelly path to connect to the Old Island Highway, to continue

riding north. Or if coming into downtown, I would have to cross the traffic on the Old Island Highway to get into Simms Park, and once over the little bridge, walk my bike up the Home Hardware hill (can’t do steep, short hills) to connect to Cliffe Avenue to carry on into downtown. What’s the big deal with taking less than a minute to cross the Fifth Street Bridge? I admire the biking coalition and service clubs’ efforts, and I agree that less vehicle traffic is a desirable goal, as is increased fitness. But do we really need this new bridge when there are many more pressing community needs? We continue to spend money that we don’t have, and $70,000 could be used more effectively somewhere else. We are witnessing cutbacks, tax increases, and hidden taxes like never before. We don’t have money to spend on extras any more. We just don’t get it. L. McLean, Courtenay

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have two employees Dear editor, working together or, On behalf of the if an employee was Campbell River Courworking alone, to have tenay and District the door locked and Labour Council, I am writing to remind your have money and goods exchanged through a readers that April 28 window between 11 is the National Day of p.m. and 6 a.m. Mourning for Workers As of April 15, this Killed and Injured on regulation has essenthe Job. tially been revoked The Day of Mournand workers, who are ing is an opportunity often young and poorly to honour those workers who have died as a paid, will once again be working alone late result of accidents or at night occupationwith no al diseases, Over the protection or have last two decades other than suffered injuries, in Canada more a security camera and and commit than 15,000 a panic to improved people lost their button. workplace During health and lives to worka recent safety to place accidents liquor store prevent and tens of thou- robbery, further deaths and sands more have a young injuries. been injured and female employee Over the disabled. was worklast two ing alone decades and was robbed. When in Canada more than she used the panic 15,000 people lost button, she discovered their lives to workthat the call was routplace accidents and ed to her employer, tens of thousands who was asleep in more have been bed. Needless to say, injured and disabled. Ideally, workers will this did not afford her any protection. take responsibility for On the National following occupational Day of Mourning, our health and safety Labour Council joins practices and refusing the family of Grant unsafe work. In pracDePatie and the B.C. tice, however, this can Federation of Labour be difficult, particularly for those who are in calling on the Minister of Labour young, inexperienced, and WorkSafeBC’s and working in nonBoard of directors to union settings. reverse the decision Grant’s Law is a and do their jobs — to WorkSafeBC regulaprotect vulnerable tion that was named workers, not lower in honour of Grant safety standards DePatie, a young gas because of a strong station attendant business lobby from killed on the job while employers who do not working alone in care for the safety of Maple Ridge. At the their employees. time of its introducAnne Davis, tion, the regulation Courtenay was considered among Editor’s note: Anne the best in Canada. Davis is the first viceThe regulation president of the Camprequired employers in businesses such as gas bell River Courtenay and District Labour stations and conveCouncil. nience stores to either

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GROUND SEARCH AND RESCUE Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue has long been supported by the Comox Valley Community Foundation. In past years, the Foundation has provided grant provide funds to improve communications equipment and provided the team’s Rapid Deployment Craft (RDC) that has been utilized so effectively in numerous swift water rescue operations on local rivers. “To maintain the safety and effectiveness of our team, we constantly have to upgrade and replace vital equipment,” states CVGSAR President Paul Berry. “This year, our focus has been on the replacement of vital safety equipment. Much of our equipment, harnesses, helmets, and personal flotation devices have manufacturer’s life spans that we must adhere to ensure the safety of each and every team member as well as to fulfi ll the requirements of the Provincial SAR Safety Policy and WorkSafeBC.” CVGSAR trains weekly and has seen an ever increasing demand on its personnel and resources over the past years with this winter season being the busiest on record.

Financial support from the Foundation allows CVGSAR personnel to focus on operations and training as opposed to fund-raising. According to Berry, “SAR teams across the province must balance the demands of training with the need to constantly search out funding streams to allow for equipment replacement and training. While SAR teams receive financial compensation from the Province for operations and an operating grant from the local municipalities and Regional District, funding for equipment and major capital expenditures must be raised locally or through grant applications.” “This year’s grant from the CV Community Foundation has allowed us to replace 20 of our climbing helmets, complete with face shields and high tech head lamps. This generous support of our team will help keep our personnel safe and allow us to continue to provide the highest quality service to our community day and night, 365 days a year. We are deeply appreciative of the support of the Comox Valley Community Foundation.”

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Recycling suggestion‘thinking outside the mine’ Dear editor, Recent letters to the editor have justified the proposed Raven Coal Mine on the grounds that mining coal to produce steel satisfies the demand for products upon which our culture depends. Let’s put aside the fact that 56 per cent of the ore will end up as waste on the ground to potentially pollute fresh and marine waters and that Compliance Corp. claims that the remaining sellable product is not necessarily for steel making, but rather “highquality thermal coal” to be burned up as fuel overseas. Nevertheless, there is no denying that we currently depend on steel products. I spent time this winter trying to think “outside the mine.” What if we don’t assume all steel needs to come from virgin ore?What if we apply the tenets of conservation — reduce, reuse, recycle? Could we reduce the need for steel products by reusing them – that is, extending their lives or repurposing them rather than discarding them? Could we reduce the resources that we deplete by using only the amount that we need and finding alternatives to lessen our use? Could we begin to wean ourselves away from products made of nonrenewable resources? And if, even with reducing and reusing, we need new steel products, could we reduce the need for metallurgical coal by recycling steel products — that is, collecting, processing and remanufacturing new products? My winter research found that steel is one of the world’s most recycled materials and can be recycled over and over again without losing its innate strength. Because it retains its natural qualities, recycled steel can be used in

everything from construction to household appliances. Melting scrap steel to make new steel is more energy-efficient than mining and processing raw metal ores. Recycling metals conserves nonrenewable fossil fuels. It reduces energy consumption, use of raw materials and climate changing greenhouse

Recycling steel reduces the amount of material going into landfills and lessens the pollution that may result from waste disposal.

ton (1,000 kilograms) of steel, saves 1.1 metric tonnes of iron ore, 630 kilograms of coal and 55 kilograms of limestone, and 40 per cent of the water

gas emissions. Recycling reduces the need to mine iron, chromium, aluminum, nickel and other metals used in steel alloys. Recycling one metric

normally used in the production process. This means less energy is used to mine these other resources. It is cheaper to recycle steel than to mine iron ore and manipulate it through the production process to form new steel. Recycling steel reduces the amount of material going into

landfills and lessens the pollution that may result from waste disposal. And, recycling steel prevents alienation of the natural environment, helps protect habitats and species and saves jobs and communities that depend on a clean environment. Is recycling steel a

100-per-cent solution? No, probably not, but it could serve as an intermediary step as we move away from dependence upon products requiring the use of non-renewable resources and thereby, render a new mine like Raven simply unnecessary. Patti Willis, Denman Island

Litter formula predicts amount Dear editor, I’ve come up with a few theories on the litter problem. Do tourists really notice? Hopefully they are so enamoured with our extraordinary coastline and snow-capped peaks they don’t notice the garbage. I have found the amount of litter is proportionate to: A. Wealthy areas (no litter); B. Fast food areas (excessive litter); C. Rental properties (excessive garbage). In my experience in the Val-

ley on and off since 1961, I have experienced a used Pamper at my favourite swimming hole on a hot summers day. Also a nasty cut from a shard of glass from broken glass in the river. Fortunately, most tubers drink beer or smoke pot and their cans are easier to deal with. Fortunately also, I own my own business and can no longer be fired for “political correctness” especially after living in Cumberland for 19 years. Brian Scott, Black Creek

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Kids can bicycle safely PICTURE WEEK OF THE

So — your child wants to ride a bicycle! While very young children enjoy riding behind their parent’s bike in a trailer or on a trail-along bike, they soon reach the age when they want to ride their own bike on outings. It is important to take the time then to make sure they have a wellfitting bicycle and helmet, and that they have learned the necessary bike-handling skills to be safe. A well-fitted bike provides your child with the best ability to ride with control. It is important to make sure your child’s hands are big enough before expecting them to use hand brakes effectively. The helmet needs to be the correct size, placed on the child’s head so it is sitting in a level position, and secured firmly with the chin strap. Children younger than nine or 10 do not generally have the physical development and the cognitive skills to cycle independently in traffic. They do not perceive danger, cannot assess car movements and see themselves as indestructible.

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MARGARET HARRIS They can be impulsive and easily distracted and need the time to mature before riding in traffic. Your child needs to master some basic bicycle handling skills before riding on the road and these can be taught in areas such as an empty parking lot. The following skills will make your child safer: good balance, starting and stopping, checking for traffic (like walking across the road), riding in a straight line, checking over the shoulder without swerving or losing balance and making hand signals without losing balance or wobbling. Mastering these skills first will make your practice rides together in the neighbourhood a less stressful experience for both of you! When you are driving or walking with your child take the time to explain the rules of the road, explain that a

cyclist is a vehicle driver with the same rights and responsibilities as a car driver. Point out cyclists who are riding correctly or incorrectly and explain what they are doing. Gradually give your child more information about being a responsible and safe road user. Ride with them to demonstrate skills and to watch their skills develop. It’s important for all of us to remember we are role models for the children in our lives. By helping them develop their skills, and setting good examples, we are helping them to develop positive lifelong cycling habits. So, as an adult, check the condition of your own bike, wear your helmet correctly, ride safely and enjoy introducing children to the joys and freedoms of cycling. The Comox Valley Cycling Coalition is planning to offer Safe Cycling Rodeos for children locally. If you would like more information please contact us through http:// cyclecv.squarespace.com. Margaret Harris is the president of the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition.

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Arts being elevated to new heights in Courtenay May 5 celebration will offer entertainment all over the city — even on buses Paula Wild Record Arts

The Comox Valley’s a pretty special place especially when it comes to the arts. In fact, it’s been said we have the highest percentage of artists per capita in Canada. While that comment might be difficult to prove, people who live here know they can sample a wide

range of artistic endeavours every week of the year. But all in one day? Is it possible to attend an avantgarde craft market, hear writers read, watch painters work plein air, listen to tons of music — even on a bus — and take a photo workshop on a Saturday in downtown Courtenay? The arts community says yes! Elevate the Arts promises all the above and more on May 5 from 10 a.m. to midnight or later. “The response has been incredible,” says Bobby Herron, vice-chair of the Comox Valley Community Arts Council (CVCAC) and associate producer for Elevate the Arts.

“We got the word out and now the one-day event is bursting at the seams.” Organizers hope the inaugural Elevate the Arts will launch an annual destination arts festival to showcase the talent and creative energy of Valley artists. Herron mentioned “destination arts festival” at a CVCAC meeting for another event and the concept grew from there. “We have a fairly large team of brilliant people putting this together,” says Herron. “Meaghan (Cursons) and I have a good coordinating machine going in our office but having people like Dallas Stevenson of CVCAC and Anh Le from the Comox Valley Art Gallery onboard have really helped get the arts community involved.” “Expect the unexpected” is a frequently heard mantra of the Elevate the Arts publicity machine. One unusual twist to this arts festival is music on the buses. “The transit people have enthusiastically agreed to allow some musicians to perform on buses,” says Herron. “And taking the bus is a good way to get to the event as there’s going to be a lot happening downtown. We really encourage people to be creative about their parking or transit options.” Once you reach downtown there are multiple venues to explore. At the Courtenay Museum, Shawn Pigott will show clips from his 52 Weeks Project. Pigott’s goal is to write, direct, score and edit a short film each week for a year. At the screening Pigott will discuss the challenges of his project, as well as how it’s changed his life. In the Underground Arts and Crafts Fair at the Lower Elks Hall, Anita Kalnay will provide natural perfumes to “light up your life.” “The Flying Colors MUSE collection uses only 100 per cent natural plant essences,” explains Kalnay. “So people who have trouble with scents, like myself, can use and enjoy these perfumes with no problems. “True natural perfumes can take you deep into the imagination, paint picture memories and arouse the senses to elevate and engage you,” continues Kal-

50TH PARALLEL and Deanna Cartea (left) are part of a huge lineup of entertainers for Elevate the Arts on May 5 in Courtenay. nay. “Much of my work as a per- painters in alleys, a mini-writers fumist is to educate the public on festival in the Courtenay Musethe joy of scent and its value as um and crafts and kids’ activities a therapeutic and inspirational spilling out onto the pavement. Over half the events take place medium.” If you’re curious about the old- outside but there are numerous est house in Courtenay, stroll up indoor venues. “We have conto 443 Fourth St. Creech House tingency plans in case it rains,” was built in the 1890s and has says Herron. “But, if that seems recently undergone likely, we encourage a major reno. Get a people to bring their glimpse of the past umbrellas. We’re all The and watch wood carvhardy B.C. folks; a ing demonstrations response has been little rain shouldn’t incredible. We got deter us from enjoyby Roger Friesen. If you like your the word out and ing the arts.” arts on the lively now the one-day To find out more side visit the CVAG about the eclectic plaza to watch Jake event is bursting events taking place West. For the past 10 at the seams. on May 5 visit www. years West has honed Bobby Herron elevatethearts.com. his clown and prop There are links to manipulation skills artists’ websites and on the road as he’s toured North venue schedules are being posted America and Japan. as they’re confirmed. Programs Photography is also part of the will be available for purchase the all-day art festival. At Zocalo Café, day of the event. Gordon Ross explores permanent “Everybody can be part of Elebody adornment with his tattoo vate the Arts,” says Herron. “We show and Karen McKinnon gets can always use more volunteers. an early start on the festival with If you’re willing to help, we’ll find a walking photography workshop something for you to do. Visit beginning at 9:30 a.m. the website and follow the Get Plan to take your time and Involved link.” explore every nook and cranny More about Elevate the Arts on of downtown Courtenay. Look for page B7.

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Event publicizing learning society three initiatives: Young There are some player. His albums have Parent Program, Tedgreat reasons to come out to The Mex Pub for been well received, get- dies ‘N’ Toddlers Daythe 1st Tuesday Fund- ting increasing airplay care Centre (birth-3 raiser on May 1. on CBC and college years) and Little You’ll hear ter- radio stations across Friends Early Learnrific music, support a Canada. His potential ing Centre (3-5years). The Young Parent wonderful cause, and is demonstrated in the support a community- variety of acts he has Program at G.P. Vanier building concert series shared the stage with Senior Secondary was that gives opportunity recently including Eric formed in 1993, in for local musicians to Bibb, Jim Byrnes, open- response to a need to donate a performance ing for Daniel Wesley, help young moms comin support of a cho- Mother Mother, Jon plete their high school education. They sen charity. The provide high evening starts Statistically speaking, I quality childcare at 7:30 p.m. and admission is by should be struggling to make for children from birth — 5 years donation. ends meet working a minand support This month’s young parents featured act is the imum-wage job. Instead I Luke Blu Guthrie have an amazing career and completing their education. Band. Described a son who has just entered The Young as a potent mix Parent Program of heart beatin’ a four-year scholarship to provides educarhythm and blues, McGill University. tion, childcare, Guthrie received Jenny Deters outreach, health a nomination for and parenting Male Songwriter of the Year at this and Roy and Elliott support. Among the program’s year’s Vancouver Island Brood. Joining Luke on May success stories is Jenny Music Awards and was named one of CBC’s 1 will be Jim Guth- Deters, who was among independent artists to rie on bass, and Jenn the first young parents Forsland on vocals, a to graduate from the watch in 2011. Guthrie’s original talented combination program. “This is an organisongs take his audi- that makes the Luke ence on a variety of Blu Guthrie Band as zation that helped us toe tapping lyrical and entertaining to watch have hope for the future musical wanderings as they are to listen as teen parents when and show a profound to. With his second CD we had nowhere else and raw understand- newly released this to turn,” says Deters. ing of the human con- spring, and a string of “Statistically speaking, upcoming tour dates on I should be struggling dition. Armed with acous- the east coast, Guth- to make ends meet tic and electric gui- rie is off to explore the working a minimumtars, assorted foot Maritimes on a musical wage job. Instead I percussion and plenty journey sure to inspire have an amazing career and a son who has just of rhythmic slaps and new amazing songs. Greeting you at the entered a four-year yowls, Guthrie has been an integral part of door May 1 will be vol- scholarship to McGill the Vancouver Island unteers from the Today University. “I know that our music scene for over a N’ Tomorrow Learning decade. He is widely Society. This small not- group’s commitment to respected for his ver- for-profit organization enriching the lives of satility and skill as a works to strengthen each family and child roots-based songwriter, community one family results in a visible and vocalist and guitar at a time and oversees meaningful difference

in our community.” These programs are accessible to all families including those completing high school or college education, employed and/or families needing assistance through the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Starting the evening off will be a set by hosts Judy and Bruce Wing, joined by violinist Blaine Dunaway. Dunaway is a composer, conductor, teacher, and performer who has recently moved to the Comox Valley from the Sunshine Coast. . “Blaine’s ability to flavour and enhance songs from any genre is an amazing addi-

tion to our music,” says Judy Wing. “It’s very comfortable, as we both have total confidence that he’s going to add something wonderful.” The monthly events which happen on the first Tuesday of each month started in 2008, and are sponsored each month by the Mex Pub. Each event matches a local performer with a local charity. The Comox Valley Food Bank is also supported, as donations can also include a non-perishable food donation. For more information about 1st Tuesday events, visit www. judyandbruce.com. — Judy and Bruce Wing

LUKE BLU GUTHRIE and his band will supply music at the 1st Tuesday fundraiser next week at the Mex Pub.

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Theatre school invites young and not so young ters need help! They have a quest to complete but have only the tools of knowledge from their own stories. They need to go into the human world to find children who are friendly, have lots of information (they have read many books) and who are willing to come with them into the book world to help them reach their goal. Will the children help the storybook characters? The program is best suited for ages five to 12 and will run in two sessions, morning and afternoon. Junior groups are limited to 20 students per group to guarantee all students have an active role. Registration and information session for this group on Sunday is noon to 2 p.m. Forever Young: Curiouser and Curiouser will have a Victorian look and text with both realistic characters and fantastical book characters. A young Alice Liddell (the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland) meets a young James Barrie (author of Peter Pan). Their imaginative play allows for a view into their personal relationships that are strangely similar to their “storybook” worlds and the influences that affect their personal outlooks.

Theatreworks Summer 2012 registration session happens this Sunday at the Comox Valley Christian School (former Comox Elementary School). The popular community theatre company invites actors of all ages to join either the junior or senior programs, which will run from July 9 to Aug. 25 at the school. For 25 years TheatreWorks has provided quality youth theatre programs that are valued for the positive skill development and personal growth students experience in the original and creative shows mounted each summer. The programs are enticing students from as far afield as Ontario and the USA. This summer will continue to demonstrate the high-standard programs TheatreWorks brings to drama students with two new, exciting and fun-filled productions, Fairytale Adventures for the junior program and Forever Young: Curiouser and Curiouser for the seniors. In Fairytale Adventures, junior students will enjoy performing a madcap adventure filled with humour, exciting confusion and mistaken identities. The storybook charac-

THE SENIOR PROGRAM offered by TheatreWorks SummerStage 2012 is called Forever Young: Curiouser and Curiouser. It invites teens and young adult actors to enjoy an exciting time performing an intriguing show, as was experienced by the cast of the 2010 production of The Changeling. PHOTO BY TERRY PENNEY Later we see the darker side as the storybook characters try to intimidate the maturing Alice and James into remaining “forever young.” As they are challenged by

the need and desire to grow up, Alice and James come face to face with issues of stereotyping, misconceptions and thinking independently. This program is best suited to more mature

actors (13 to adult). Audition/registration and an information session for this group on Sunday is from 2 to 4 p.m. Callbacks will be on May 12. All enquiries about Sum-

merStage 2012 programs are welcome. Check out www.theatreworksonline. ca and for information phone 250-792-2031 or e-mail theatreworks@shaw. ca. — Theatreworks

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Books promote estuary revelry Author Marlet Ashley and illustrator Kate Brown are two local newcomers to the Valley who were so awed by the Comox estuary and its waterfowl that they got together to write a series of five children’s books collectively titled Revelry on the Estuary. The first story in the collection is titled The Interlopers and it is written from the point of view of the avian residents of the estuary. Kate and Marlet drew from Kate’s observation of the ducks, swans, herons, and other birds on the water just outside her door in Courtenay. She recorded the various waterfowl on handpainted mugs, souvenirs she gave away to guests. Kate related the antics of the birds to author Marlet Ashley, and from there, the stories took shape.

COURTENAY’S SHANE PHILIP received the Vancouver Island Music Award for Best Live Act.

Philip receives award Shane Philip of Courtenay was the lone Comox Valley winner in the Vancouver Island Music Awards. Philip, who was nominated for three VIMA awards, was announced April 21 at the Fairfield United Church in Victoria as the best live act. He was also nominated for Album of the Year (Life Love Music) and Artist of the Year. Luke Blu Guthrie (Male Songwriter of the Year), Helen Austin (Female Songwriter of the Year), Des Larson (Male Vocalist of the Year) were other Comox Valley musicians who were finalists. So were Kent Fiddy and David Sinclair (A Little More Heart) and Morlove — Corwin Fox and Emily Brown (Views from Potsdam), who were finalists for Song of the Year. Joby Baker, who operates Baker studios in Victoria, was named Producer of the Year. He produced Life Love Music for Philip. Other award recipients were: Album of the Year — All Good Stories by Ryan McMahon of Ladysmith. Artist of the Year — Ryan McMahon of Ladysmith. Male Vocalist of the

Year — Ryan McMahon of Ladysmith. Music Video of the Year — Out of Your Head by JELL of Victoria. Male Songwriter of the Year — Mike Edel of Victoria. Female Songwriter of the Year — Lola Parks of Victoria.

Female Vocalist of the Year: Erika Phillips of Nanaimo. Song of the Year — Skyscraper by Lindsay Bryan of Victoria. Youth Artist of the Year — Francesca Belcourt of Campbell River. — Vancouver Island Music Awards

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The Interlopers introduces readers to characters such as Erwyn Eagle, Penelope Sandpiper, Gabby Gull, and Henri Heron, among others, who will be featured in stories to be released in the future. These characters engage in antics that touch on camaraderie and adventure and include a subtle philosophical perspective that nature, especially in the Comox estuary, is important and must be protected. Brown, the illustrator, studied Art and Design in London, U.K., and developed a career as an interior designer, product designer, and clothing designer. Kate has been involved in designing museums in which exhibited artifacts are brought to life and tell stories to enthrall and capture the interest of visitors. Ashley, the author, is a longtime educator with an MA in English

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Mobile phones artistic Local artist, prolific iPhone photographer and public speaker Brenda Johima is volunteering her time to pull together the first Comox Valley Mobile Phone Photo-Art Show. It’s taking place as part of Elevate the Arts in downtown Courtenay on May 5. Photos can be submitted only as prints in a size of five by seven inches up to a maximum of eight by 10 (or as 8x8 in square format). Kevin Reid is providing the space for the print exhibit, which will take place in the old Leung building. Coast Realty Group has agreed to

be a drop-off place for prints. Leave your print submissions at 625 England Ave. during regular business hours. Three categories leave options for creativity wide open — Express Yourself! (almost anything goes), Inspired by Nature or My Community Rocks! The mobile phone photo exhibit will take place at 444 Fifth St. on May 5. For details, visit Info is here : http://brendajohima.com/2012/03/ elevate-the-arts-iphone-and-mobilephone-art-show. — Brenda Johima

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‘We need to talk about Kevin’ The final film of the CVAG/ TIFF Spring 2012 Film Series: We Need to Talk About Kevin is a masterful film, with fantastic performances across the board. The threatening underside of domestic life that no one ever talks about comes to the fore in the gripping, provocative psychological suspense of We Need To Talk About Kevin, a film that tunnels beneath the skin of a mother and son on a dangerous collision course from birth. What emerges is an original portrait of parenthood’s uncertainty, guilt and most harrowing fears, all from within the deeply subjective point of view of a mother’s most unsettling memories. As Eva Khatchadourian tries to come to grips with her past, her malevolent offspring and what he has wrought, she falls into the thin cracks between innocence and evil, nature and nurture, love and abject horror.

Based on Lionel Shriver’s best-selling novel and directed by visionary filmmaker Lynne Ramsay (Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher), the story is brought to life by an ensemble cast headed by Oscar winner Tilda Swinton (I Am Love, The Chronicles of Narnia, Michael Clayton) as Eva, in the most exposed and psychologically complex role of a career made up of bold choices. Haunted, penitent and nearly incapacitated by guilt and grief through much of the movie, Swinton’s Eva counts as one of the most potent physical performances on-screen this season. Joining Swinton are rising newcomer Ezra Miller (City Island) as the bone-chillingly unappeasable Kevin, who his mother knows like no one else and Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly (Carnage, Cedar Rapids, Chicago) as Franklin, the light-hearted man Eva marries impulsively, only to

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find their son enlarging a rift between them. Winner of Best Film at the London Film Festival, the story is told via an intense, timebending style, flashing forwards and backwards, from Kevin’s birth to Kevin’s snowballing misdeeds to Eva’s acceptance of her current role stoically taking her licks as the town outcast and object of fury. Film tickets are $11 each at the CVAG Gift Shop, Videos N More and in the Rialto Theatre lobby before the film (cash only, exact change appreciated for tickets at the Rialto). We Need To Talk About Kevin screens April 29 at 5 p.m. at the Rialto Theatre at Driftwood Mall and is a fundraisers for the Comox Valley Art Gallery. For updates and more information visit www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com or call 250-338-6211. — Comox Valley Art Gallery

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DENMAN ISLAND POTTER Gordon Hutchens shows off a wood-fired teapot. PHOTO BY DIANNE (FIREWEED) RADMORE

Denman dragon just warming up Represented by the auspicious dragon in Chinese mythology, 2012 is a very significant year for the arts on Denman. The long weekend in May will mark the Silver Jubilee for the annual Pottery Studio Tour, and this Sunday, the public is invited to attend a special warmup event with Denman’s very own legendary dragon! A rare, climbinghill-dragon kiln (also known as an ‘Anagama’) is built into a hillside on the forested property of internationally known potter, Gordon Hutchens. One of only two of its kind in North America today, this fire-breathing giant awakens each spring with an enormous appetite for wood that must be satiated with round the clock feedings for days. Potters attend from near and far to

participate in the communal ritual that is an Anagama firing, and between 1 and 4 p.m. this Sunday, the public is invited to observe this ancient ritual. Many of the most beautiful results from this firing will be on display over the official Pottery Studio Tour weekend May 19 and 20. Twelve venues will be featured this year, including the Denman Arts Centre Gallery. A 25-year retrospective will celebrate the history of creativity through clay on the island, including both past and present tour participants, as well as others! For directions to the climbinghill-dragon kiln, and a sneak preview of the tour, visit www.denmanpottery2012.blogspot.com. — Denman Pottery Studio Tour

After last week’s wonderful bop music by the Aaron Amar Quartet, the Georgia Straight Jazz Society returns to perhaps the most mellow songstress in the Comox Valley. Dale Graham returns with Indigo Jazz to Thursday Jazz at the Elks on May 3, starting at 7:30 p.m. with other core members Rick Husband (guitar) and John Hyde (bass), joined by pianist Mike Eddy. Mike retired to the Comox Valley after an outstanding career in music education, marked by honours such as Alberta band director of the year and the Alberta Excellence in Teaching Award. His classical piano performance background underpins his playing technique, but his passion for the jazz idiom has led to his immediate adoption by several local small combos when he moved here. Indigo Jazz welcomes the addition of Mike`s high-energy playing and his swinging feel. Another relatively recent import to the Valley, Hyde has a wealth of experience in performing, arranging, composing, and teaching jazz. In his hands, the acoustic bass finds the perfect mix of personality, precision, and

support. He has performed with Lee Konitz, Hugh Fraser, Phil Nimmons, and Oliver Jones, among others. He has released two CDs in the past two years, as leader of the John Hyde Quartet. Husband has performed extensively across Vancouver Island, in big bands, small combos, and everything in between. He is a compelling guitarist, highly responsive to his fellow players. He also communicates beautifully to his listeners by integrating improvised lines with familiar motifs and genres. Graham’s compelling performances and her agile, warm voice have garnered her a significant following among local jazz fans. With

Indigo Jazz, she offers classic jazz standards with a fresh twist, and lesser-known tunes that feature sweet melodies and rhythmic play. The Georgia Straight Jazz Society is proud to be a participant in Elevate the Arts on May 5, when it hosts three hours of vocal and big band music. If you cannot make it to our Thursday venues, then drop in on Saturday evening between 7 and 10 p.m. to discover why this is the best live music in the region. The Society is committed to offering Comox Valley residents an opportunity to expose themselves to live jazz music between September and June. — Georgia Straight Jazz Society

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HAPPENING ONGOING AVALANCHE BAR & GRILL jam night every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Comedy night on the third Thursday of the month, starting at 9 p.m. House Ten85 DJs live music starting every Saturday at 9 p.m. FMI: 250-331-0334. COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY open Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wearable art exhibit April 27 to June 2. FMI: 250338-621 or www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com. CORRE ALICE GALLERY in Cumberland at 2781 Dunsmuir Ave. Hours 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. FMI:250-4004099. ELKS HALL in Courtenay offers open mic Wednesdays, 8 p.m. FMI: 250-334-2512. GATEHOUSE BISTRO AND GALLERY in Cumberland. FMI: Betty Boyle at 778-4280530 or the Bistro at 250336-8099. GRIFFIN PUB north of CFB Comox hosts Jazztet every Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. JOE’S GARAGE features Anela Kahiamoe and Richard Thompson in ukulele nights Thursdays at 8 p.m. KING GEORGE HOTEL Pleasure Craft Theatre presents Star Quest! The legendary live improvised soap opera happens Monday nights until May at 7 p.m. in Cumberland. All ages. Admission by donation. MEX PUB has a Rock ‘n Country Jam ‘n Dance hosted by Outlaw Fever on Tuesdays (except the first Tuesday of the month), starting at 9 p.m. MUIR ART GALLERY open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 440 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay. Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trashart Challenge April 5 to 28. FMI: www.comoxvalleyarts.org. PEARL ELLIS GALLERY in Comox open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. at 1729 Comox Ave. A Monday Bunch Show & Sale runs from April 24 to May 13. Free Admission. FMI: www. pearlellisgallery.com, including a virtual tour, or on Facebook. POTTERS PLACE in Courtenay open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FMI: www.thepottersplace. ca or 250-334-4613 WAVERLEY HOTEL jam night with Brodie Dawson and friends runs every Thursday, no cover. Visit www.waverleyhotel.ca. WHISTLE STOP PUB house band Big Fun on stage each weekend. ZOCALO CAFÉ, bassist Tim Croft plays duets with different musicians in various genres Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Anderson Jazz Syndicate performs on the last Friday of each month. Music begins at 7:30 p.m.

EMILY CARR/NIC BFA GRADUATES are hosting an opening reception for their art exhibit, hibi IN FOCUS, at the h Comox Valley Art Gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. Free admission. FMI: (250)-338-6211. PHOTOGRAPHER GORDON ROSS exhibits at his Tin Town studio, 6 to 10 p.m. FMI: gordonross.ca.

Saturday, April 28 MARC ATKINSON TRIO at Fanny Bay Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at 250-335-3282 or at Weinberg’s Good Foods in Buckley Bay. NORTH ISLAND CHORAL SOCIETY offers spring concert, 7:30 p.m., St. George’s United Church. Tickets at Laughing Oyster, Blue Heron, Videos ‘n More and from any choir member. HEAD OF THE HERD at Waverley Hotel, 9:30 p.m. Tickets at Bop City, Waverley or 250-336-8322. QRISTINA AND QUINN BACHAND in Merville house concert, 7 p.m. Tickets at 250-337-5337. B.C. OLD TIME FIDDLERS’ ASSOCIATION Spring Jamboree at Fallen Alders Hall in Royston. Workshops and variety show during day, dance in evening. FMI: Lorraine at 250-336-8302. ELIZABETH SHEPHERD at Joe’s Garage. Tix at Bop City Records or at the door. FMI: 250-702-6456. PHOTOGRAPHER GORDON ROSS exhibit featuring tattoos at his Tin Town studio, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FMI: gordonross.ca.

Sunday, April 29 TRUE COLOURS YOUTH COMPANY OF PERFORMING ARTS presents International Dance Day workshops and a performance. Tickets for showcase at Silhouette’s Dance Supply Store or at the door. FMI: celebratedancecv@gmail.com. ISLAND VOICES CHAMBER CHOIR sings at Comox United Church, 7 p.m. Tickets at door or Laughing Oyster or at Videos ‘n More. FMI: www.IslandVoicesChamberChoir.bc.ca. B.C. OLD TIME FIDDLERS’ ASSOCIATION Spring Jamboree at Fallen Alders Hall in Royston, 7 p.m. BOLSHOI BALLET on screen at Rialto Theatre, 10 a.m. FMI: 250-338-5502. PHOTOGRAPHER GORDON ROSS exhibit at his Tin Town studio, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FMI: gordonross.ca. CVAG & TIFF present film: We Need to Talk About Kevin, 5 p.m. at Rialto Theatre. Tix $11 at CVAG gift shop. FMI: 250-338-6211. THEATREWORKS SUMMER STAGE 2012 hosts auditions/ registrations at Comox Valley Christian School. Juniors register noon to 2 p.m., seniors from 2 to 4. FMI: 250792-2031 or theatreworks@ shaw.ca.

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RON JAMES at Sid Williams Theatre, 8 p.m. Tickets at Sid Williams box office or phone 250-338-2430, ext. 1. NORTH ISLAND CHORAL SOCIETY offers spring concert, 7:30 p.m., St. George’s United Church. Tickets at Laughing Oyster, Blue Heron, Videos ‘n More and from any choir member. DEPARTURE JAZZ at Joe’s Garage, 8:30 p.m. Tickets at Bop City Records or at the door. FMI: www.joeson5th. ca or 250-702-6456. TSK TSK REVUE at Cumberland Cultural Centre, dinner 6:30 p.m., show at 8:30. Tickets at Seeds, Cumberland Museum and Bop City Records. FMI: jenvious@ bcsupernet.com. B.C. OLD TIME FIDDLERS’ ASSOCIATION Spring Jamboree at Fallen Alders Hall in Royston, 7 p.m. FMI: Lorraine at 250-336-8302.

DAVE (HURRICANE) HOERL & DOUBLE D DAVE DYKHUIZEN at Joe’s Garage. Tix $20 at the door, or $25 from Bop City Records. Book dinner reservations at milo@ joeson5th.ca. FMI: 250-7026456.

Saturday, May 5 JUST IN TIME JAZZ CHOIRS perform Up! at Comox Valley Pentecostal Church, 7:30 p.m. Tix at Laughing Oyster and at Videos ‘n’ More. OFF THE WALL IN CHINA is William Jans’ live multimedia chronicling his journey through the Philippines and China, 7:30 doors, 8 p.m. show at the Stan Hagen Theatre. Tix $21 at the door, $19 online at wjrphoto.com, $18 advance at Valhalla. ELEVATE THE ARTS festival at CVAG features various events and activities. FMI: 250-338-6211.


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Elevate warmup band has finger on the trigger Based out of Victoria, Isobel Trigger will bring a fresh pop-rock twist to your ever-longing ears. Formed in 2008, this fantastic four-piece will strike you with their fresh style and high energy live show. With exotic vocals, driving lead lines and fun, heart-thumping grooves the band aims to weave a musical web and draw you to the stage. Isobel Trigger is about delicate innocence meeting howling distortion; soft whimsical lyrics sweet shiny tones building and crashing into powerful crescendos. It’s Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf all in one! Members Brett Faulkner (guitar), Felicia Harding (vocals), Kevin Lynch (bass) and Zane Coppard (drums) each bring their own unique elements to the stage, filling the lungs of the music machine. Isobel Trigger has been

compared to The Cranberries, No Doubt, Florence and the Machine and Heart, but rest assured they are no copycats! The unique vocal stylings and enchanting melodies insure that nobody could sound quite like this band, and that’s the way they like it. Also on the bill, National Tape was formed in the spring of 2010 by songwriter Colin Piazza. National Tape is a fourpiece Canadian indie rock band hailing from Victoria. Their music is catchy, upbeat, relatable and will make you want to dance your pants off. There will be a $5 cover charge for the May 4 show. Doors open at 9 p.m. The gig is a warmup to Elevate the Arts, a oneday celebration of arts in the Comox Valley held around Courtenay on May 5. — Cumberland Village Works

AS A WARMUP to Elevate the Arts, Isobel Trigger and National Tape will perform May 4 at the Waverley Hotel.

Boom Booms wrapping up Elevate the Arts Bridge Lounge on May 5 with special guests Tin Town and Pleena

HIP-HOP STARS SWEATSHOP Union perform May 4 at the Waverley Hotel. Pigeonhole and Broken Logic are also on the bill.

Hip-hop heavyweights hitting hotel The 2011 Western Canadian Music Awards’ Hip Hop Recording of the Year winners return to the Waverley Hotel on May 4. Sweatshop Union are heavyweights of northwestern hip-hop, and have earned a reputation as the hardest-working collective in the region. Having performed over 500 shows internationally, they have changed the perception of what live hip-hop can achieve. In 2002, a concept album was recorded called: Sweatshop Union. The record was released internationally on Battle Axe Records and the new group began their relentless touring schedule that has proven to be a key cata-

lyst in their success. The next three records solidified Sweatshop Union‘s presence in rap music. The group co-signed to EMI and went out on the road touring with the Black Eyed Peas, Swollen Members and the Living Legends as well as opening shows for Snoop Dogg, De La Soul, and The Roots. Both college and commercial radio gave the albums substantial airtime and soon after came nominations for Juno Awards, a Canadian Radio Music Award, Much Music Video Awards and more. By 2006 Sweatshop Union had begun headlining shows in the U.S. and appearing at major festivals

across North America. The group’s most ambitious record to date and awardwinning Bill Murray EP, (2011 Western Canadian Music’s Hip Hop Recording of the Year) brought a whole new level to their steadily growing underground following. Building on this they will release another two new albums in 2012. The first, a followup to the Bill Murray EP, will have Sweatshop Union focused on furthering the progressive sound they’re known for. The second, released under the group’s Leisure Gang moniker, promises to bring a loose party feel to both the live show and the music. Recently, URB Magazine featured

them in their next top 100. They’re not alone in thinking that Sweatshop Union is a band worth keeping an eye on. Their consistently fresh and poignant music continues to become more relevant daily and the group shows no signs of slowing down. Also on this bill is Pigeonhole and Broken Logic. Tickets are available at Bop City, the Waverley Hotel or by phoning 250336-8322. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. For more, visit http:// thesweatshoponion.blogspot.com and www.cumberlandvillageworks.com. — Cumberland Village Works

stages with Congolese musicians in Brussels, playing to thousands at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival or serenading abuelitas in South America, the charming You’re invited to cel- sextet is able to reach ebrate the arts with the across cultural barriers Boom Booms on their and connect with people return trip from Brazil, of all stripes, on levels with special guests Tin- equally rhythmic and town and Pleena. emotional. They will help to wrap They have toured up Elevate the Arts extensively in B.C., Mexevents May ico and most 5. Fashions, recently in They make Brazil. They decor and a m b i a n c e music that were clearly will be supthe people’s plied by the makes people favourite at Sew Sisters want to dance last year’s Artist Guild. — or ‘get up and Big Time The Boom Out. Booms are a love somebody,’ The Boom six-piece Lat- as lead singer Booms will in-soul-funkhelp to wrap rock-reggae and guitarist up Elevate band, forged Aaron Nazrul the Arts on from friend- calls it. May 5 at ships born the Bridge on the school L o u n g e. yards, soccer fields, cafe Doors open at 9:30 p.m. patios and eventually and the show starts at bars of East Vancouver. 10. They make music Tickets are available that makes people want at Bop City, Polka Dot to dance — or “get up Pants in Cumberland and love somebody,” as or by phone at 250lead singer and guitarist 336-0303 and online at Aaron Nazrul calls it. https://store.cumberWhether breaking into landvillageworks.com. song and dance on the — Cumberland streets of Paris, storming Village Works


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Eight-member band playing SINGER KACKI ZBIRUN is a member of Vocal Minority, one of the Just In Time Vocal Jazz Choirs. PHOTO BY TIM PENNEY

Just in Time Jazz Choirs will lighten your heart Up! is a collection of pop, swing, jazz and gospel songs May 5 and 6 Spring brings warmer weather and lighter spirits. To celebrate, the Just In Time Vocal Jazz Choirs, under the warm and enthusiastic direction of Wendy Nixon Stothert, bring you Up! a collection of pop, swing, jazz and gospel songs to lift your heart. Drawing on the talented singing power of the choirs’ three diverse ensembles, Stothert will guide you through Fields of Gold with Vocal Minority.

They will have you Feelin’ Good with the 55-member strong Unplugged ensemble. And you’ll be Walking on Sunshine once you’ve heard the harmonies of the Jazzy Jems. With Sean Mooney on the keyboard, Tim Croft on bass and Jacob Gregory on drums, Up! will have you toe-tapping all the way home! Tickets are $15 and available at the Laughing Oyster in Courtenay and Videos ‘n’ More in Comox. Show times are May 5 at 7:30 p.m. and May 6 at 2:30 p.m. at the Comox Pentecostal Church at Anderton and Guthrie. — Just In Time Vocal Jazz Choirs

Tin Town will be next week’s featured band at the Jilli Martini Showcase night at the Avalanche. Tin Town is a cool, bustling little town within a town, tucked away in a corner of Courtenay off Cousins Avenue. This is where the band Tin Town was born. This eclectic group of musicians and talents came together by chance, to create an unmistakeable sound and a plurality of styles and grooves. This band currently consists of eight members. There are multivocalists, keys, horns, drums, bass and several guitars. Band founder and s i n g e r- s o n g w r i t e r Sperlin (of the Freakin’ Coffeeshop) is a pleasure to watch and listen to as he leads the band effortlessly, with his incredibly calm and chill demeanor. You wouldn’t know it, that he has only been singing and leading a band for just over a year. His style and confidence will have you fooled.

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Jennings/Bill Strickland of the United States 21-19, 28-26. Wednesday’s qualificaThe Comox Valley’s two pro beach volleyball players tion tournament had almost got off to a good start at this 60 teams playing for eight spots in the main week’s stop on the draw. The main FIVB World Tour. draw matches Martin Reader started Thursday and Maverick with the semifiHatch are competnals scheduled for ing in the April Saturday and the 24-29 Silesia medal matches Open at Myslofor Sunday. wice, Poland and The $190,000 both advanced to Silesia Open is the qualification READER the second comtournament. petition on the Reader and his 14-tournament partner Josh Binmen’s calendar stock of Toronto and the first of won their first two three men’s only qualifying matchstops. The women es on Wednesday, are competing in beating David Sanya, China this Kufa/Ondrej Pridweek. al of the Czech After that both Republic 21-14, HATCH men and women 21-14 and Sam Boehm/Isaac Kapa of Aus- will travel to Shanghai for the first Grand Slam tralia 22-24, 21-15, 15-13. Hatch and his partner of 2012 from April 30 to Sam Schachter of Rich- May 6. The World Tour will mond Hill, Ont. also won return to Poland following their first two qualifying the London 2012 Olymmatches on Wednesday, pic Games for the Stare beating Tiziano Andreatta/ Jablonski Grand Slam from Matteo Cecchini of Italy Aug. 13-19. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com 21-18, 25-23 and Casey

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THE VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC Community Clinic visits the Comox Valley this weekend.

Whitecaps here this weekend The Comox Valley United Soccer Club (CVUSC) is excited to bring the Whitecaps FC Community Clinic to Courtenay this weekend. It is free to all CVUSC registered players. The sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on both Saturday and Sunday April 28 and 29 at Valley View Park. “It is sure to be a memorable weekend for many coaches and young soccer players in our community,” said CVUSC president Mat-

thew Blecha. A highlight of the weekend will be Whitecaps FC MLS player appearances and autograph signing sessions on both days of the camp. Whitecaps FC official camp posters will be provided for each child participant. The club estimates that between 800 to 1,000 kids will attend the development camp. “The weekend clinic will provide Vancouver Whitecaps FC with

the opportunity to continue to strengthen its relationship with the CVUSC while providing player development opportunities for the youth of Comox,” said Dan Lenarduzzi, director of soccer development for Vancouver Whitecaps FC. “We hope this clinic will help the soccer club grow their registration and profile in the Comox Valley.” For more information go to www. cvusc.org. – CVUSC

Stage set for Sunday’s mountain-to-marina dash Earle Couper Record Staff

Given the shellfish bounty of the Comox Valley area, it is perhaps fitting that the pearl is the gift that commemorates a 30th anniversary. The 30th annual Royal LePage Comox Valley Snow to Surf Adventure Relay Race goes this Sunday, April 29, with close to 200 nine-person teams tackling the approximately 80 kilo-

metre course. The event starts around 9 a.m. on Mount Washington and ends at the Comox Marina. The first teams generally start arriving at the finish line around 12:15 p.m. Starting at the top of the Whiskey Jack Chairlift, the first team member runs a short distance up the hill, puts on

skis, then does the downhill portion. He then passes the armband off to a cross-country skier for an eightkilometre leg. From there, two runners split a 16 kilometre jaunt down the mountain. The armband then goes to a mountain biker, who takes it 12 clicks and hands it off to a kayaker.

Following a five-kilometre paddle from the fish and game club to the campground on the Cumberland side of Comox Lake, the road cyclist takes over, blasting 30 kilometres before handing the armband to the two canoeists, who do the fivekilometre anchor leg to the Comox Marina. Once all the teams are across the finish line, the awards are handed out and the teams get to socialize and recount their adven-

ture. Course marshals will be out along the course and event organizers ask motorists to obey their directions in order to ensure a safe race for everyone. As always, the best place to view the action is at the finish line where an announcer will keep everyone up-to-date on which canoes are arriving and spectators can see the dramatic dash up the boat ramp to ring the bell. Many teams are back to

defend their titles including perennial powerhouse Westerly Hotel Brian McLean Banzai in Open Men. Others taking another run at top spot include Strathcona Park Lodge (Masters Men), ELM Women (Masters Women), Refried Friends (Open Mixed), Raymond James Magnificent Nine (Grand Masters Men), and Women of Distinction (Grand Masters Women). sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com


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YOUNG TRIATHLETES HAVE been honing their skills at a youth clinic, with some preparing for this year’s Tri-K.

Triathletes enjoying clinic The inaugural Comox Valley Youth Triathlon Clinic started April 17. The youth athletes braved the wind and rain with big smiling faces and tons of enthusiasm. The clinic started with coach Lynda Magor setting the kids out on a bike obstacle course to practise cornering and road safety drills while training out on our local roads.

The athletes set out for their first ride and quickly transitioned to their run gear to finish the clinic with a “brick”(bike to run) on our local track. The following week athletes were in the pool sharpening their streamline positions and completing an endurance swim. Again, the athletes quickly changed and headed out to the track

for a distance run. Coach Lynda led the kids through a final cool down of yoga poses to stretch out the athletes. Comments heard from some of the kids included: “I cannot believe how flexible I feel now.”... “That was fun, I hope I am not too sore tomorrow.” The clinic still has four more Tuesday night sessions before

the 30th annual Shoreline Orthodontics Tri-K takes place May 27. If you know a youth that would be interested in coming out to our clinic it’s not too late to register and join in. Contact Lynda Magor at 250-941-3579 or e-mail: magors@ shaw.ca. – Comox Valley Triathlon Club

Two Comox Valley players are competing at the BC Hockey 2012 Female U18 BC Cup. Forwards Elaina Drewry of Courtenay and Sarah Kendall of Comox are teammates on the Thunderbirds who are taking part in the April 25-29 event in Invermere at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. The tourney features the top female players in B.C. and the Yukon, born in 1995 and 1996. A total of 100 players from around the province and the Yukon were selected from the Zone Camps to compete at the U18 BC Cup. During the BC Cup,

players will be evaluated and selections will be made for invitations to the Team BC Provincial Camp that will take place May 17-21 in Salmon Arm. The Female U18 BC Cup marks the first time that a city within the Kootenay region has hosted a Female U18 BC Cup. The Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena will hold all of the BC Cup game action. In conjunction with

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Youth football is busting out big time. The Comox Valley Raiders this week announced there is still some room for more players in the UBC Thunderbirds’ Best in the West Football Camp, which is coming to Woodcote Park in Courtenay on May 19-20. The Raiders started their PeeWee season on Wednesday. This program has 30-plus athletes aged eight to 10. Practices are Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m. and Sundays from 10-11:30 a.m. until Father’s Day. “We are still taking registration for this exciting program as well,” said Raiders’ vice-president Pat Pidsosny. While the Raiders are looking forward to the arrival of the UBC camp, they are also hoping to expedite the departure of some used equipment. “We have a ton of old gear that we are looking to ship to some clubs in Mexico. This gear is in excellent condition and is desperately needed,” Pidsosny said. “However as a non-profit organization we’re short of funds to ship this gear. If we are unable to come up with the funds this equipment will be disposed of. We are looking for a sponsor to get this gear into the hands of those

UBC THUNDERBIRD HEAD coach Shawn Olson and his staff are coming to Courtenay for a Best in the West football camp. PHOTO BY RICHARD LAM/UBC ATHLETICS

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Koster wins low gross, pot of gold at Sunnydale Greg Koster fired a six-under 65 to lead the way at Sunnydale Men’s Club on Sunday. The young guns were a ways behind this week, with a 72 for Tyler Anrooy and 73 for Josh Roberts. On the net side Randy Bennett 68 and Sandy Watts 69. The 11+ cappers were out in force and top dog was no other than Jules the Urban cowboy with a blistering 78 just missing his age by a couple. Ed Podetz 80, Gord Rallison and Ron Heron 83s, Keith McNellie 86. On the net side where all the real barking takes place was none other than the big dog himself Wally “In the Groove” Pettigrew with a remarkable 65 followed by Leo Lambert 66, Earl Costello 69, Rick Sheldon 70, Harvey Skerrit and Rick Graham with 72s. Greg Koster took the big bucks home with a pot of gold on #15. KPs went to Rick Graham and Randy Bennett. Welcome to the course Brian Benedictson who has joined the teaching professional team at Sunnydale. Brian has also agreed to help out with Wednesday night Beer and Burger which starts with 5 o’clock sign up for 5:30 shotgun. Everyone welcome: come out, win some prizes and have some fun.

Pin Day On Tuesday, April 24, Linda Verdenhalven’s low net score of 71 won the Comox Ladies first Pin Day of the year. She received a zipper pull with the pink ribbon logo symbolizing the fight against breast cancer. This was given in memory of Janice Cowie, who succumbed to the disease in February. Janice worked at the golf shop at Comox Golf Club and was greatly admired for her courage. Nancy Riva had the low gross score (88) followed by Sharon Crowe (90) and Phyllis Taylor (93). Second low net went to Rosalie Williams (75) and third was Barb Buchanan (76). Sharon Crowe and Monique Fawcett had the longest drives, and Phyllis Taylor and Linda Diamond earned KP prizes (closest to the pin on the par threes). Edith Albrecht was closest to the bucket and Buchan Mahon had the longest putt. Linda Verdenhalven and Monique Fawcett had chip-ins.

PAR FOR THE COURSE Next Tuesday we are scoring on even holes only, which should be a fun day. We hope to see all the ladies and their guests at the club at 8 for an 8:30 a.m. start. The Ladies North Island Open Tournament will be held on Sunday, May 13 at 9 a.m. and is open to all ladies with a registered handicap. More information and entry forms are available from our website at comoxgolfclub.ca. At 5 p.m. on May 3 the Thursday Night Ladies League will begin. This league is open to all lady golfers, members and non-members. It is a nine-hole stroke-play format and prizes are awarded for low gross, low net and various KPs. For more information and to sign up, call the golf shop at 250-339-4444.

Short day On April 24 the Sunnydale 18-hole ladies played just nine holes, with Carolyn Walker winning low gross with 44. There was a fiveway tie for second at 51 among Frankie McCaffery, Pat Lowe, Trish Heyland, Teri Sleigh and Sharon Littler. Joan Brown was third with 52. Hot putter was Frankie McCaffery with 12, longest putt #9 was Carolyn Walker and KP #5 2 shots was Magge Miller.

Lys McRone and Penny Wagenstein tied for low net with 36. Second was Trisha Harris with 38 and third was a four-way tie at 40 among Bev Aitken, Fran Gibson, Jane Keoughan and Magge Miller. For the nine-hole players, Louise Smiley was low gross winner. Trudy had seven guest players and Maureen Holt won low gross and Jill McLaren had low net. May 1 will be a ninehole scramble followed by our spring meeting and then lunch (don’t forget to order your lunch by April 27). The Tillicum Tournament is in August, so get your entries in.

Good scores Saturday, April 21 was a great day weather wise and 111 Glacier Greens men put up some good scores. The results were: Hcp. 0-11: Low gross Dave Wachowich 73 c/b, Sheldon Theriault

73 c/b, Jim Livingstone 73. Low net Darreil Fieber 66, Willie Oliver 67, Mike Berger 68. Snips: #1 (eagle) Dave Wacowich, #3 Clint Perry, #6 Steve Peters, #7 Mike Berger, #10 (eagle) Sheldon Theriault, #16 Burt Graham. Hcp. 12-16: Low gross Paul Schroeder 78, Gabe Tremblay 81 c/b, Nick Stolarchuck 82. Low net Mike Gibbs 67 c/b, Ted Sauve 68, Jim Dodd 69 c/b. Snips: #1 Wayne Wood, #4 (POG) Lyle Torrie, #10 Chuck Brown, #13 Warren Brandson, #14 & #17 Gabe Tremblay, #15 Norm Fellbaum, #18 Art Trto. Hcp. 17+: Low gross Jim Perry 85 c/b, Nick Mykitiuk 85 c/b, Jim Clark 85. Low net Gary Wood 63, Bill Stephens 66 c/b, Dick Stuart 66. Snips: #5 Jay Ferguson, #7 Brian Hotsenpiller, #8 Bill Stephens, #17 Dave Buckley-Jones, #18 Gary Wood. Next week tee times till 9 a.m then reverse shotgun, white tees and POG #15. Please keep up with the group in front of you – slow

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Nassau game Members of the Crown Isle Ladies golf club were greeted by a nice spring morning on April 24 for their game of Nassau, individual play where there are three games in one – the front nine being the first, the back nine the second, and the entire 18 the third. Scoring is done for net front, net back and net 18. Some excellent scores were posted. Carol Ayley had low net for the front nine with 33. Iris Peterson, Andrea Spitz and Linda Stickney tied at 35 for the low back nine, while Maggie Maclean had a low net 68 for the full 18 holes. Birdies were recorded by Brenda Barrigan (#1), Val Dingwall (#2), Sandy Dudley (#12), Katy Macaulay (#12) and Jenny Steel (#8). KPs went to Val Dingwall on #12 and Mar-

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Coaches pleased with Thunderballers progress The third week of Comox Valley Thunderball Basketball League has passed by, and now all the teams are starting to gel. “Loads of enthusiasm can be witnessed at Lake Trail and Vanier gyms on Sunday mornings, and all players are starting to improve to a level where the coaches are getting that ‘pleased’ look on their faces,” a league spokesperson said. Mini League at Lake Trail Team Royalty vs. Stingers: David Tien was a big leader for the Royalty team on Sunday. His passing was superb and his defence was ferocious. For the Stingers, Vincent Jodain and Thomas Demeo were exceptionally good at their layups and handling the ball, keeping good composure for their team. All the players on both teams played great, and looked much more comfortable with their team play. All Stars vs. Rebels: The Rebels’ top player this week was Hayden Fieret, who showed

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ach year a select group of addicted fly fishers look forward to the beginning of the season, especially fishing trout with chironomid patterns. I have long been an adherent of this fascinating type of fly fishing, and was fortunate to be a student of the late Jack Shaw, pioneer of wet line chironomid fishing and practised by thousands of anglers today. Last Monday I took the day off from gardening and house renovation routines to have a go at some fishing in Spider Lake – in truth it is my work – My! Oh! My! What a glorious form of work. When launching my punt on the lake it didn’t look too promising with a low cloud cover and light rain bordering on a cloudy mist – no matter, I was going to work. I chatted with a fellow angler who said it was slow the day before and he wasn’t too optimistic for our chances today. As is my custom when starting the day I usually mooch a couple of flies on wet lines while trying to decide where to concentrate my efforts. On Monday there was a small black micro leech on one line and a pumpkin-head nymph on the other. During my slow trip around the lake no action occurred on my lines or any of the other anglers from what I could observe. For my lunch break the boat was anchored in about 20 feet of water and this old man just studied the universe. A mink travelling along the shoreline entertained me as did the silent stare of the eagle waiting for me to oblige him by catching a nice fat trout for his lunch. At about this time things began to happen – there were small rings appearing on the waters around my boat (from this season’s stocking of catchable trout) as they started to feed, and a few violet green swallows appeared and proceeded to pick emerging chironomids off the still waters. A small, ghostly voice entered my conscious as the memory of the late Jack Shaw said, “Time to get down to business with a wet line chironomid outfit, Ralph.” My first fish was a prime one-meal trout taken on a #14 green chironomid. When I

PRIME ONE-MEAL RAINBOW trout caught in Spider Lake last Monday. PHOTO BY RALPH SHAW

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RALPH SHAW examined the stomach contents they contained small green types about #18 patterns in size. My closest match was a slim #16 and for the next three hours this old-time wet line chironomid fishing addict enjoyed this sensitive type of fly fishing. My pattern was not an exact match of the hatch, but it was close enough to keep me and the eagle well entertained. The picture with this column is of three prime Vancouver Island rainbow trout that are so like their Interior cousins who are their ancestors. They are nestled on an old

burlap sack cooled off with a small ice pack to keep them fresh until I get home. These are secondyear fish that were stocked in the lake two years ago by the Freshwaters Fisheries Society of BC, a Crown corporation that looks after the stocking of our freshwater lakes in the province. They do

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Ralph Shaw is a master fly fisherman who was awarded the Order of Canada in 1984 for his conservation efforts. In 20 years of writing a column in the Comox Valley Record it has won several awards.

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Survived by son Stanley Raymond Van Der Mark (Jean Elisabeth Van Der Mark (nee) Human), Vance Duane Lewis Van Der Mark (Debbie Kuiack). Daughter Patrica Anne Marie Robb (Steven Rob). Also grandchildren Danu Kane, Amber Louise, Brittany Dawn, Cara Tavia, Leah Marie Van Der Mark. Kelly Ann, Alexander Steven Robb. Great-grandson Declan James Robb, son of Alex Rodd and Shuka Moosmann. Pat was born July 1, 1930 in Ottawa, Ontario. Married Harry George Van Der Mark; later moved to the Comox Valley in 1995. Pat was friends to many, enjoyed her social life at the Comox Valley Seniors, playing Euchre, as well as doing ceramics, and having tea and chatting. Also enjoyed helping at the Four Squares Soup Kitchen. Her greatest pleasure was being with her grandchildren. Memorial service to be held at Northgate Four Square Church 1640 Burgess Road, Courtenay BC. Friday, April 27 2012, at 2:00 P.M. Donations to the Four Square Soup Kitchen 1640 Burgess Road, Courtenay BC, would be appreciated.

Eileen Johansen on April 17, 2012 passed away peacefully with family at her side. Predeceased by loving husband Jake and grandson Rick. Survived by daughter Dolly, granddaughters Sherry & Debbe, 3 great grand children, 5 great, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Eileen shared friendships with many in her lifetime of special mention are Ralph, Betty, Doris, Edna. A special thank you to Dr. Reggler for professional kindness and nursing staff SJH. We also appreciate and respect the wonderful CVHS team. Eileen held close her life long passion for animal welfare she faithfully supported SPCA Comox Valley. To all that knew and love her she will be deeply missed.

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Thomas Hector Finnie Thomas Hector Finnie passed away on April 19th, 2012 at home in Courtenay, BC with his loving wife of 53 years and his son Tim by his side. Born in Windsor, Ontario on November 16, 1936. Pre deceased by his mother, father Hector, infant son Tyrone and son Terryl, a grandson Daniel in Terrace, BC. Survived by his wife Jackie; sons Thomas and Tim; 3 grandsons: Tyler, Thomas, Kynan, and granddaughter Grace; sisters Pat (John) and Joanne. As well as numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends. His life was one of total service to his Country (Navy). Every community he lived in was enriched by his presence. Each life he touched was made better because he cared and let them know they were special. A tireless worker in the Kinsmen Club, Legion, Royal Life and Red Cross, Mikisew Metis Association, Volunteer Fireman, Probation Worker, Korea Veteran, Wachiay Friendship Centre, supported all sports and was a senior game swimmer. He taught Cultural with School District 71. Worked tirelessly with Aboriginal head start. He travelled as far as Manitoba teaching drum making, hunting, fishing and survival. He was a shining light that will ever glow in our hearts. He loved and was loved. A Service of Remembrance will be held at a later date.

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The John Howard Society of North Island, Courtenay is seeking a regular parttime Alcohol and Drug Counsellor for 17.5 hrs per wk. This position provides a range of assessment, referral, intervention & treatment services to youth between the ages of 13-19, who are misusing and/or dependent on substances. Please refer to the job description found on our website, www.jhsni.bc.ca for duties, responsibilities and qualifications. Submit resume to Vicki Luckman, Program Manager, 1455 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, BC, V9N 2K6; fax: 250-338-6568 or e-mail: vicki@jhsni.bc.ca by 4:30 p.m. Mon., May 7th, 2012. The John Howard Society of North Island is an employment equity employer.

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The Comox Valley Community Capacity Initiative (Dawn to Dawn, AIDS Vancouver Island, Comox Valley Transition Society and Wachiay) Is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to obtain consultant services in support of the Comox Valley Community Capacity Initiative Project (CVCCI). The project scope includes a number of sub projects which will improve community capacity by identifying, strengthening and sustaining a collective approach to better meeting the needs of the “homeless” and” those at risk of becoming homeless” in the communities of the Comox Valley. The deliverables include facilitated focus group sessions, preparation of an assessment tool, identification of best practices and the delivery of educational workshops for agency staff. The anticipated project timeline is 12 months starting June 1st, 2012. The RFP response deadline is May 11, 2012. To obtain a copy of the RFP, please contact Rick Brown via email at risuco@shaw.ca.

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Auto Service Advisor/Writer We are a fast paced, full service automotive repair facility. We are looking for a dedicated, honest, hard working individual with proven problem solving ability. Suitable applicants will possess strong written and verbal communication skills, good phone etiquette and a winning attitude. A good automotive knowledge base and appreciation for customers is key. We offer a very competitive compensation package including benefits, profit sharing and employee discounts.

We currently have the following openings:

GIS Analyst Area Planner Field Engineer Assistant Engineer Capital Project Accountant Maintenance Supervisor Grapple Yarder Chaser & Operator Grapple Yarder Hooktender Dryland Sort Supervisor Hauling Supervisor (Contract) Detailed job postings can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/careers/current_openings.php WFP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and the potential to achieve annual performance rewards. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com

ELECTRICIAN. Small jobs to new construction. B Connected Electrical. 250-792-2168. www.bzzzt.ca JRS ELECTRIC: Licns’d, bnded & insr’d. From new builds & renos to service calls. John, C.R. 250-914-3532 or C.V. 250-650-5773 (cont:98365)

WAYNE’S HANDYMAN & Reno. Service. 20+yrs exp. in carpentry, decking, fencing, framing, finishing, drywalling, mudding, painting. Small jobs ok. 250-339-0879

HOME IMPROVEMENTS C A R P E N T E R / H A N DY M A N Renew, Replace, Repair. Decks to Doors. Big or Small. Spring renos! Randy 331-0339

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See your dreams become reality! Tony 250-741-6646 www.westcoastfountains.ca A.C.L. YARD WORKS. Offering Landscaping, Yard CleanUp, Lawn Mowing, Hedge Trimming, Gutters, Decks and Paving Stones, Retaining Walls and any odd jobs. Call Pat 250-218-4597.

LIVESTOCK LAYERS, DAY OLDS, Meat Bird, Turkeys, ORDER NOW! Also GMO free chicken feed & supplies. Ask about our free delivery. Black Creek Farm & Feed 250-337-8922

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE AUCTIONS

MISC SERVICES GOLDSMITH Custom Designed & Handcrafted Jewellery. Full repair service. Ring sizing while you wait. Engraving Women’s Fashions SIMPLY TIMELESS. 379 4th Street, Courtenay. 250-871-0606

PAINTING FREE POWERWASH with exterior paint job. Taking appointments now for Spring & Summer Best Choice Paint Inc. Interior/Exterior/Powerwash Seniors discount. Fully Insured. Quality work guaranteed. 22yrs exp. Call John at 250-898-3118 www.bestchoicepaint.biz

AUCTION TONIGHT! 6:30 PM. Auction House Vancouver Island 239 Puntledge Rd. 250-871-7355 Beautiful solid pine rustic table, chairs & hutch; pine sleigh bed; brown leather loveseat & chair; gold bracelets, charms & anklets; silver bracelets, earrings & pendants; solid oak dining set; new artist’s easel & paints; LOTS of collectibles, comics, coins & much more! www.AuctionHouseVi.com

RUBBISH REMOVAL UNDER $100

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2 SWIVEL CHAIRS (green) $100. Black & Decker Bread Maker $40. 250-871-5118

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Environmentally Conscious Fast Reliable Service Scott 250-792-1668

COW MANURE for sale. 1 yr old composted, limited supply, now loading trucks & trailers (250)897-1513 Leave msg.

CLASSIFIEDS WORK HARD! Call 310.3535

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Permanent part-time Position Community-Residential Support Worker Future Focus is an accredited agency that supports both, Individuals with developmental delays and dual –diagnosed Individuals. We are currently seeking staff to support 3 Individuals in one of our licensed residential homes. Requirements: • Certificate in Human Services • First Aid / CPR-Adult, • Current criminal record check, • Class 4 Drivers License • Extensive personal care experience • Client centered approach with clear understanding of community inclusion • Excellent communication skills • Basic computer/writing skills • Team Player Competitive wages and benefits offered to eligible applicants. Please send your covering letter and resume to Doris Wagner, HR Manager Email: doris@futurefocusprogramservices.ca or Mail: 358 Cedar Street, Campbell River, BC, V9W2B2

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COMOX, 204-1902 Comox Ave., Sat, April. 28, 10am12pm. Estate/Garage Sale. Crystal glassware, 9 drawer dresser with matching side tables, bed frame, 2 small dressers, household items, pictures and much, much more.

COURTENAY- 2974 Crockett Rd, Sat, Apr 28, 9am-12noon. No Early Birds! Watch for signage on Headquarters Rd, first right after Outback Nursery. Intriguing mix of items! COURTENAY, 4664 Cruickshank Ave., Sat, April. 28, 8am. Multi-Family/Moving Sale. Collectibles, antiques, tools, quilting panels, freezer, BBQ and more. COURTENAY - 491-3rd St. Sat 8-1. No early birds. Huge yard and Home Decor sale. Inside & out. Art, lamps, furniture, kitchen & collectables, textiles, garden mulcher.... www.blueberrycottage.ca COURTENAY - 799 Stewart Ave. Sat & Sun. Spring Clean up. Partial proceeds to charity. COURTENAY. Sat. April 28, 9 am. 2 Family - one moving China cabinet, 5’ dresser with wood-framed mirror. Old records as new, and you know what to do. 4689 A & B Ashwood Place, easy to find, right on Muir, right on Ashwood. See you there! CUMBERLAND, 3343 Westwood Rd., Sun, April. 29, 8am2pm. Moving Sale. Canoe, furniture, electronics, wedding outfits, household items, tools and much more.

COURTENAY St John’s Parish 4th ANNUAL PLANT SALE Saturday 28th 10am - 1pm 579 5th Street Annuals, perennials, shrubs, small trees, herbs, some indoor plants, homemade cards & gift items. 250-338-4466

COMOX- 461 HOLLY Place, Sat & Sun Apr 28 & 29, 9am2pm. COMOX- 656 Somenos Drive, Sat, Apr 28, 8am-12noon. Multi-family Sale! (COMOX). 944 Aspen Road (off Idiens Way) Sat, April. 28, 9am-5pm. Antiques, Collectables, and Household NO EARLY BIRDS, PLEASE! COURTENAY - 1170 Hornby Pl. Sat. 9-1. Multi Family sale. Lots of good stuff! COURTENAY - 2007 Embelton Sat. 9-2 Multi Family. Furniture, sm. appls. & more. COURTENAY 201-2456 Rosewall Cres. Apr 28 9 am -2pm Three household sale. COURTENAY - 2351 Walbran Place, April Sat. 28 & Sun. 29, 8-3pm. Moving Sale! COURTENAY - 4660 Western Rd. Sat Apr 28 9am books, clothing, dishes, lamps, tent,

Cumberland: Girl Guide fundraiser. 4672 Cumberland Rd. Sat 9-3. NO Early Birds. DRIVE TO SUNNYDALE GOLF CLUB 5291 N. Island Hwy. Courtenay Saturday, April 28th @ 10 am. FORE TEE-RIFIC choices in our members’ and friends’ HUGE garage sale. Golf and other sports equipment household, clothing, books, electronics, you name it. FLEA MARKET April 28, 11am-3pm Ecole au Coeur de L’ile in Comox on Linshart off Noel. Lots of tables, raffle, games for kids, concession, bake sale. Free entry MULTI FAMILY Garage & Plant SaleFri, Sat, Sun, 1584 Balmoral Ave, Comox. 9-2pm household, lilacs, raspberry cane, too much to list!


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GRAD DRESS, fabric, 5m. washable satin, $25. Call (250)338-1645.

CUMBERLAND, 3 bdrm character home on dead end street, 2573 Dunsmuir Ave., 63.5’x100’ and backs onto a greenspace. A great rental home, inside is clean and freshly painted, $199,500. Call 250-339-6931, 250-926-0778.

Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only.

350 SQ. ft. 2nd floor office or studio, 5th & Cliffe, Courtenay, $375 + HST. 250-335-0351.

FUEL/FIREWOOD “250-703-FIRE(3473)” Est. since 2004. Custom cut, split, delivered, clean wood. Well seasoned. Don’t wait till winter! “Beautiful Dry Firewood” Comox Valley’s largest firewood producer offers legally obtained firewood from private land. Thank- you for supporting your local small business. Ph. Bill 250-337-8299 cell 250-897-8101 Book your order today. Deals on 2 or more cords ordered. Cut & Split or full rounds delivered Call 250-336-8731 for more details FIREWOOD PERMITS on T.W. Land. Phone 250-6504060. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

FURNITURE BRAND NEW LUXURY Queen size pillow top Mattress set in original pkg. leftover from large hotel order, 800 coils. Compare at $1199 - Liquidation $490. Eleven available. King Sets $705. Delivery available. Text or call 1(250)334-7527 to reserve set or email: northisland@themattressguy.ca

JEWELS, FURS BUY OPALS WHOLESALE from Verified Seller. Closing shop in Coombs, BC, retiring. Potential Retail re-sale $30,000. 250 pieces set in sterling & 23 pieces set in 14ct gold. Wholesale value $14,000+ Sell $5000/all firm. Serious inquires only!

(250)752-1973 Qualicum Beach MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BEDROOM SUITE - Queen size Lg 6pc., nr. new mattress, lighted bookcase headboard and end units. $850, 338-9850 BROIL KING Signet BBQ - 3 tube burners, rotisserie. 18 month old. $425 O.B.O 250-898-4683 E-Z ELECTRIC lift chair used only four months. Like New $600.00 call 250-339-6858 FITTED CARPETS, 2. Light beige, plain, excellent cond: One 20’10” x 15’ $400. One 13’7”x13’ $200. (250)703-0899 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? VI’S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED WANTED: Manurer Spreader to hook up to a tractor call George 250-338-1242

REAL ESTATE DUPLEX/4-PLEX COURTENAY. BILL Moore Pack area. Duplex in excellent condition with Mother in Law suite. 2 bed 1 bth up , 1 bed 1 bath down. Includes all appliances $242,000. Open to offers 250-941-2203 or 250-6506264 cell

FOR SALE BY OWNER BOOMERS/ ZOOMERS. 1826 sq.ft. One level. Luxury Townhome! $349K. 1(250)757-8429

Apartments•Condos•Suites

FOR SALE AT BEAUTIFUL SARATOGA BEACH price $419,000 8799 Clarkson Drive. approx 2800 sq ft , 4 Bdrms, 2 & ½ Bathrms, Sunroom, New Roof, Wrap around Deck, 2 Car Garage, Fish pond, Garden.

(250) 337-8742

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

205-111 Edgett Rd 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P 4 appls. $725/mth Avail. May 1 303C 698 Aspen 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 5 appls. $850/ mth Avail. May 1 44-1535 Dingwall Rd 2 bed, 1 bath N/S, N/P 4 appl. $795/mth Avail. May 1st 1130B 2nd Ave 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 5 appls. $775/mth Avail June 1st

APARTMENT/CONDO

485 SQ. ft., retail or office, 5th & Cliffe, Courtenay, $700 mo total rent + HST 250-335-0351 737 SQ.FT., or 1474 sq.ft., or larger if needed, good exposure, parking and access at Cliffe and 20th, Courtenay, $10.75/sq.ft. plus triple net & HST. Call 250-335-0351.

COURTENAY, LOCATED at 2931 Moray Ave., near freeway connector, 3000ft 2 building with 5 bays, 1 pit, 1 auto hoist, 3-offices, reception, lunchroom, 2 washrooms. Half acre lot, fully fenced. Great shop for maintenance operation, delivery/trucking company, or manufacturing shop. Reasonable rent, available now. 250-334-7560, mess. at 334-2579.

APARTMENT/CONDO

LOTS LOT FOR SALE in Desirable Old Orchard area, Courtenay. $239,000. (250) 338-9981 or 7773rd@hotmail.ca

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO

TWO BEDROOM suite. Very bright and spacious corner suite, unique floor plan. 950 sq. ft. Recently redecorated. Large, private deck. Full sized appliances with dishwasher. In suite storage room. Very quiet mature adult neighbours. Three blocks from downtown. Security entry. A very attractive suite. Call David @ 250-338-0267 or John @ 250703-2264.

APARTMENT/CONDOS COMOX 2 BDRM, renovated spacious unit, brand new kitchen, appliances, bathroom, flooring, lighting, fireplace and deck. N/S, N/P $1200 or $1300 furnished.

COURTENAY- 2 bdrms, reno’d, sunny, lovely mtn view, elevator, balcony. No pets! N/S. $795. (250)336-2558. GREAT LANDLORD seeks great tenant. Spotless 1 bdrm, reno’d, storage. Quiet, secure. Lndry. Central. 250-335-1599. MERVILLE- RURAL setting, cozy 2 bdrm apt, 15 mins north of Courtenay on bus route off the Old Island hwy. Coin laundry, parking, storage, huge common ground, communal garden, suits LT tenant. Cats ok. Refs req’d. Move in allowance. Avail May 15. $650. + utils. N/S building. Call (250)703-6597. MOUNTAIN VIEW Manor- 125 Centennial Dr, Courtenay. 1 & 2 bdrms, secure entrance, ELEVATOR. 250-334-2800. MOUNT WASHINGTON Furnished Monthly Rentals Starting at $650 per month. Are you building or relocating. One, two, three and four bedroom Condos, Townhouses and Chalets available now. View on line at www.washingtonwaychalets.com call today 250 703 0018 or 250 743 2557

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1970 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

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2 and 3 bedroom available. Quiet complex with on-site management. Reasonable rates. Some completely renovated units with new appliances. Sorry no pets. Security deposit and 2 rental references required.

1 & 2 bedroom available, in quiet secure building, close to Driftwood Mall and bus route. Seniors Welcome. Adult oriented and no pets please. Includes heat, hot water and basic cable. Low hydro. 2 Rental References required.

250-334-3078

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

ARRAN HOUSE APARTMENTS

1015 Cumberland Rd, Courtenay 1 & 2 BEDROOM SUITES available in well-managed building. Excellent location close to downtown, ideal for seniors with bus stop out front. Well maintained units offer in-suite storage room. House cat accepted with pet deposit.

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RUTHERFORD MANOR DO YOU CARE about where you live? Do high standards of maintenance, service and cleanliness matter to you? Do you prefer quiet, mature neighbours? If yes, please give us a call and discover how the quality of ownership and management makes all the difference. We have the best managed, finest apartments in the most convenient locations in the Comox Valley. Locally owned - we own and manage our own buildings only. See the difference. Please refer to available apartments listed below. TELEPHONE 250-703-2264 | 250-338-0267 | 250-339-1222

BERKSHIRE MANOR 825 Harmston Ave.

576 England Avenue Courtenay, B.C. 250-338-6900

MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC.

Contact On-Site Managers for viewing. 250-334-9717

Call: 1-250-616-9053 www.webuyhomesbc.com

MEICOR REALTY

CEDAR MANOR 463-12th Street

1075 Edgett Road, Courtenay 2 bdrm suite available. Reasonable rent includes basic cable, stove, fridge, dishwasher, carpet, blinds and storage room in suite. N/P, security deposit and 2 rental references req’d.

1450 Tunner Drive, Courtenay Close to North Island College includes washer and dryer in suite. Clean and modern 1 Bedroom. Cat okay. Lease required.

Call 250-338-7449

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

PINES APARTMENTS 1055-10th Street, Courtenay Avail. 2 Bdrm Suite. Completely renovated in adult oriented building with secure entry and elevator. Rent includes heat, hot water, stove, fridge, carpets and drapes. Coin laundry on-site. No pets. Security deposit required. For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

HOLLYRIDGE MANOR 200 Back Road, Courtenay 1 and 2 Bedroom suites available. One of the best values in Courtenay. Unique floor plans. California kitchens. These bright, modern suites are available in quiet, secure building.

Call Sharon 250-338-7449 WILLOW ARMS APARTMENTS 1252-9th St, Courtenay

TWO BEDROOM suite. Very bright and nicely renovated. New kitchen. Excellent location three blocks from downtown. Security entry. Unique layout. Quiet, mature adult neighbours. Well managed and maintained. A very attractive suite. Call David @ 250338-0267.

Spacious & completely renovated 3 bedroom suite, in quiet family oriented building with secure entry and manager on site. Reasonable rent includes heat, hot water, stove, fridge, carpet and drapes. No pets, two rental references and security deposit required.

TRADEWINDS 1600 Comox Ave. Independent Living for Seniors “The Affordable Alternative”

CONDOS

TWO BEDROOM nicely renovated suite - spacious and modern. Excellent location in central Comox walking distance to everything. In suite storage. Extra large kitchen and dining area. Resident social room. Elevator and security entry. A very well maintained and well managed building. Call Greg @ 250-3391222.

WESTWATER 60 Anderton Ave. TWO BEDROOM nicely renovated top floor suite. Ensuite, Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, in suite washer/ dryer. New appliances. Within walking distance to downtown. Well maintained and well managed building with quiet, mature neighbours. Resident social room. Indoor scooter parking. Elevator. Security entry. No pets. Call John @ 250-703-2264.

SANDPIPER VILLAGE 1650 Comox Ave. TWO BEDROOM exceptional suite over 1100 sq. ft. Full sized kitchen appliances including dishwasher. In suite laundry. Unique through floor plan - very bright and spacious. Separate eating area in kitchen. Attractive outlook - just two blocks from Comox Mall. Huge, private south facing deck. Call Greg @ 250339-1222.

HYCROFT 1835 Cliffe Ave. ONE BEDROOM nicely renovated in a quiet, mature adult building in central Courtenay. Very spacious. Well maintained and managed. Elevator and Security entry. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

For viewing please call Donna 250-334-9667

BEECHER MANOR 1045 Cumberland Road, Courtenay BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS 1 bedroom condos available close to downtown. This quiet, well maintained building suits mature adults. Bus stop is conveniently located out front. Small dogs accepted with pet deposit.

Call 250-334-9717 to view

VANRIDGE MANOR 123 Back Road, Courtenay Features 5 appliances, wall-to-wall carpet, blinds, gas fireplaces - gas included in rent. Low hydro. Children welcome. Quiet, wellmaintained 2 bedroom condos. Ideal location, walking distance to Superstore and North Island College. No pets.

Call 250-703-2570

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RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

SHOP/WAREHOUSE space. Cousins Rd. 1200 or 2250 sqft. 3 phase power. High ceilings. Office Area. I-2 Zoning. Available June 250-703-1644, 338-7476 evs.

Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only.

SPACE FOR LEASE - Shop with hoist. - 1 1/2 acre fenced lot. - Office with sales lot CONTACT: Ken at Ace Central for additional information 250-338-7666

910 Fitzgerald Avenue Corner Fitzgerald & Eighth

Houses & Suites

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

7-1720 13th Street 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 appls. N/S, N/P $700/mth Available Immed.

COURTENAY (Burgess Rd) Furnished 3 bedrooms 1.5 baths duplex for rent. Available 1st of May. Great location close to school, bus route and backs on to a forest. NS/NP $1100 plus utilities. Ref required Please call 250-3381562

4640B Northland Place 3 bed, 2 bath, N/S, N/P, 5 appls. S Garage, $1025/mth Available May 15 14-1335 13th Street 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P 4 appls, $750/mth Available May 1

HOMES FOR RENT

289B Nim Nim Pl 4 bed, 2 bath, N/S, N/P 6 appls., S garage, $1150/mth Available Apr. 15

$1100./MO. 3-BDRM home on Royston Rd. Large lot, F/S, NS/NP. Ref’s. (250)338-6689. E. COURTENAY, 1850 sq.ft. 3 bdrm, luxury exec home, dbl garage, 2 full baths, 5 appls, open concept, nicely landscaped, close to NIC. N/S. N/P. Avail June 1. $1400 + util. Refs. req’d. 250-338-4226 or len.is@shaw.ca COURTENAY SOUTH 3 bdrm 6 appls, quiet area. Refs req’d. NS/NP. $1100. Avail now. 250-338-2222/ 335-0594.

E. COURTENAY, 3-4 bdrm duplex, beautiful mountain/ocean views, W/D, 5 appls, June. 1, $1200 mo, 250-898-1384, 250-650-2420.

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APARTMENT/CONDO

5797 N. Island Hwy 4 bed, 2 baths, 2 appls, N/S, N/P $1150/mth Available Immed.

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca BRAND NEW 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath home in Puntledge area, 5 appls, gas F/P, garage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $1,250/mth WALK TO DOWNTOWN CTNY 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, workshop, garden, shed, N/S, small pet neg. Avail. June 1 $1,100/mth COMOX OCEAN VIEW CHARACTER HOME 4 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 3 appls, gas F/P, garage, fenced yrd. RV pkg, walk to downtown, N/S, sm. pet neg. Avail. May 1 - $1500/mth COMOX CUL-DE-SAC 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, F &S, fam. rm., Lrg. yard., N/S, sm. Pet considered. Avail. May 1 $1050/mth CLOSE TO DRIFTWOOD MALL 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, carport, N/S, No pet. Avail. May 1 - $1050/mth UNION BAY COTTAGE Bachelor style, 1 bath, fridge & hot plate, hydro incl, suits single occupant, N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 $490/mth NORTH COURTENAY house. Newly reno.2 bdrm. Refs. req. D.D. N/P. $850. 250-334-2953

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APARTMENTS / CONDOS POPULAR PLACE

You will love this 2 bdrm main level entry condo, updated top to bottom. New kitchen & bath, custom cupboards, slate tile in kitchen & bath, new carpet, new trim, tons of storage & more... A fantastic layout in great, well maintained building! $800/month; avail June 1

LAKE TRAIL APTS

Secured entry building includes 2 appl. in each suite & on site coin-op laundry; FREE HEAT & HOT WATER; all master bdrms have walk in closets; 1 bdrm unit is main level, beautifully renovated & features all new laminate flooring & paint throughout & has a patio area; $650/month; 2 bdrm is a 3rd floor corner suite with recent renovations & large deck; $700/month; units for immediate possession

ARBOUR GLEN

Beautifully renovated 2 bdrm condos located near schools, shopping & recreation; feature 4 appl., 2nd level entry, & assigned parking; $750/month; N/S; N/P; immediate possession

JOSHUA ESTATES

2 bdrm, 2nd level condo located on desirable, quiet cul-desac features new renovations with 5 appl, storage & patio area; ideally located near schools, College, & Aquatic Centre; N/S; N/P; $800/month; immediate possession

Prime office space available 1,500 to 3,900 sq. ft. available now. Excellent downtown location near Court House. On a highly visible site. Modern, well maintained professional building. Security elevator. Air conditioned. Ample parking. Many tenant improvements in place. One of the finest office buildings in the Comox Valley. For details phone 339-1222 or 339-0490 COURTENAY, 2426 Rosewall Cres. 11’ x 16’, lrg windows, separate door, security , grd level entry, $425 mo. Avail. April.1. 250-334-1080.

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING ABBEYFIELD HOUSE offers affordable, supportive seniors accommodation in a home-like setting. All meals provided. Call 250-338-7136 for tour.

STORAGE SHIPPING CONTAINERS 20’ or 40’. Buy or Rent. Safe and secure. Easymove Container Services. Serving Vancouver Island. 1-(888)331-3279

SUITES, LOWER CENTRAL COMOX. 2-bdrm, ground level suite. 5 appls. Blinds, car-port, cable, Wifi. For quiet person(s). NS/NP. Ref’s. $860. 250-339-2687. COURTENAY 1 b/rm daylight basement apt., close to downtown. $800/mo incl. utilities. Avail. May 1st. 250-331-0630

ROYSTON, 4-BDRM house, $1200. + hydro. Newly reno’d, fireplace, sundeck, on bus route. May 1st. 250-336-2339.

COURTENAY- CLEAN, quiet bachelor. $650 inclds W/D, hydro, cable & int. Close to town NP/NS. May 1. 250-334-7504.

SHIPS POINT area, furnished 2 bdrm house with carport on a treed lot, quiet, N/S, N/P, $800 mo. Call 250-335-1300.

COURTENAY, COZY legal suite, 1 bdrm, 2 appls, private entrance, carport, shared hydro, N/S, refs req’d, $750 mo, avail now. Call 250-871-5755.

OFFICE/RETAIL 1024 SQ.FT. of office space in medical building on 5th St in Courtenay, near Fitzgerald, starting June 1. Perfect for a physio, chiropractor or podiatrist.

taegan.is@gmail.com DOWNTOWN COMOX: Office space to share with a clinical therapist. Could be on an “as needed” basis. Appropriately furnished, small group space a possibility. Please direct replies to: Box #4493 c/o Comox Valley Record, 765 McPhee Ave., Courtenay, BC, V9N 2Z7

SUITES, UPPER ROYSTON - 2 Bdrm, main floor, roomy, waterfront house, greenhouse, lg patio, N/S, N/P $1100/mo + utilities. Avail. May 1. 335-0133 or 338-8017

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COLDWELL BANKER ISLAND COASTAL (Property Management Division) 2-3 Bdrm, 3 bath townhouse on Mansfield Dr. Beautifully furnished; fridge, stove, washer & dryer. No smoking, no pets. $1700 per mth. Close to all amenities.

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca TRUMPETER’S LANDING modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units incl. 2 bdrm, 2 bath units, 6 appls, custom finishing, balconies/patios, underground pkg, storage units, some with wonderful ocean views. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. Rents from $1,000/mth. BRAIDWOOD MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 3 appls, coin laundry, patio, N/S, cat ok w/ref. Avail. Immed. $725/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, balcony, N/S, cat ok. Avail. Immed - $725/mth CLOSE TO COLLEGE newer 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouses, 5 appls, patio, res. pkg., N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed $800/mth STONECROFT VILLAGE steps to downtown from this 2 bdrm & hobby rm, 2 bath condo, 5 appls, gas F/P, balcony, underground pkg, storage & bike rm, N/S, No pets. Adult oriented. Avail. May 1 $1,150/mth LORELEI APTS Bachelor 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, adult orient. N/S, No pets. Avail. May 1 - $500 ASPEN WYNDE patio home, 2 bdrm & den area, 2 bath, 6 appls, garage, N/S, No pets. Adult oriented. Avail. May 1 - $1,100/mth BARCLAY SQUARE 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 4 appls, patio, N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 - $725/mth FIVE OAKS VILLA 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, recently renovated, balcony, res. pkg., N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 - $800/mth SOUTHVIEW MANOR 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, hot water incl, balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. May 1 - $600/mth SOUTHVIEW MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, hot water incl., balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 - $650/mth

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1993 PINNACLE Motor Home 34’ - 460 Ford, 26000KM power step, Gen. Set, Solar Panel, Sat. Dish, TV, VCR, Exel Cond. 1997 Geo Tracker. Tow Veh. Avail as pkg. $20,000 or sell sep. 250-898-8381 1994 BIGFOOT Camper 11.5Ft Excellent condition. Offers 250-338-8957

Contact: Ryan Liebert 250-703-3672

1995 35’ Georgie Boy Swinger motorhome with lots of extras. $14,000 obo. 250-616-4129

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BIGFOOT COLUMBIA River Camper. 9.5’ ft long box camper. Mint Condition, as brand new. Used only 4 times. $10,000. Call 250-334-1611.

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1-888-229-0744 or apply at:

30FT PACESHIP Sailboat with cradle trailer, D/S, VHF, Spinnaker Roller Furling, A/P, Diesel. 250-338-8957

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CARS 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.

MOTORCYCLES 1983 SUZUKI GS 750 ES original VGC 20K Km’s. Collector Plates. $2500 335-9171

SPRING CLEANING Sale, 1995 - 21 ft Larson with cuddy, new motor and leg, lot’s of extras, selling due to health reasons. On Craig’s List #2884092018, $14,000. Call 250-650-4838.

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ULVERSTON MANOR

1 bdrm suite in centrally located Cumberland apartment block; secured entry, 2 appl. & on site coin-op laundry; N/S; N/P; immediate possession; $595/mo

DRIFTWOOD CONDOS

Bright, 2 bdrm units feature main & second level entry, 2 appl, & on site coin-op laundry; ideally located near all amenities & on bus routes; N/S; N/P; rents from $700/mo; immediate & May 1 possession

TRUMPETERS LANDING

Gorgeous 2 bdrm suite ideally located on Courtenay Airpark Walkway & near all amenities; features 6 appls, 2 baths, cork floors, 2 decks, underground parking, & much more; N/S; N/P; avail May 1; $1200/month

DUPLEXES

FITZGERALD DUPLEX

Immaculate 1/2 duplex centrally located in Courtenay features 2 bdrms, 2 baths, hardwood flooring, 5 appl, large living area & fenced back yard; N/S; N/P; No yard work!! Landscaping is included! Ideal for mature couple; $1000/month; immediate possession

HOMES

SCOTT ROAD COTTAGE

Beautifully renovated 2 bdrm cottage features 4 appl, & is located on dead end street, moments to ocean; If you’re looking for tranquil and rustic, this is for you! Immediate possession; $800/month

TRUMPETER CRES RANCHER

Beautifully finished rancher in desirable East Courtenay subdivision features 3 bdrms, main bath + ensuite w/makeup vanity, central vac system, gas f/p, hot water on demand, garage, large deck, fenced yard, & more; backs on to trails & near schools; $1400/month; pets may be considered w/ deposit; avail May 1

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KENTWOOD MOBILE

Recently renovated 2 bdrm mobile is rural living, but minutes to town; features 4 appl & small yard; book a viewing! $800/ mo; immediate possession

TOWNHOMES EDGETT MEWS

Quiet townhouse complex conveniently located in West Courtenay features corner town-home unit w/living down & 2 bdrms up; 5 appl, semi-private patio, & covered carport; N/S; N/P; $825/mo; immediate possession

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Comox Valley Worship Directory Church of Our Lord Sunday Services 9:30 am at Berwick, 1700 Comox Ave. Comox, BC

All Welcome www.coolcomox.ca www.namsnetwork.com

BAHÁ’Í FAITH “Reflections on the Life of the Spirit” – ongoing study circle. All are welcome. ~~~ “The whole duty of man in this Day is to attain WKDWVKDUHRIWKHÀRRGRI grace which God poureth forth for him.” Bahá’u’lláh www.bahaisofcomox.org 250.702.3041gh250.702.0574 www.courtenaybahai.org

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship Services 1st & 3rd Sundays at 4pm

We’ve Got Some Space For You!

Young People’s Program, Weddings, Memorials, Spiritual Exploration

www.cvuf.ca

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250 Beach Drive, Comox

250-338-5811

250-890-9262

MENNONITE UNITED MENNONITE CHURCH (BLACK CREEK) A Christ centered faith community dedicated to the Worship of God and the promotion of peace and justice in His name.

Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 10:30 AM 2277 Enns Road, Black Creek. Pastor Gordon Carter Office: 250.337.5341 Email: carter.gord@gmail.com

Comox Valley

250 BEACH AVENUE

Full Wheelchair Access

@ 10:30 am

of the North Island College at 10 am Sunday Morning

Sunday Service, Church School & Youth Group 10 am Saturday Services Sept - May 5pm

Rev. Maggie Enwright 250-339-3966

Join us this Sunday

Meeting in the Stan Hagen Theatre

COMOX UNITED

Hearing Assistance

www.centralchurchefc.com Pastor Dave Koleba Associate Pastor Jake Hron

www.comoxunitedchurch.com

Lil 250-338-7727 (office)

St. George’s

LUTHERAN

6th & Fitzgerald Ave.

Courtenay “The church with a heart in the heart of the city”

(ELCIC)

“A place for you: John 14:2 2182 Comox Avenue, Comox

10 AM Pastor A. Ronald Sedo 250-339-3933

E-Mail: features@comoxvalleyrecord.com

stgeorgeuc@shaw.ca www.stgeorgesunitedchurch.com

web: web.mac.com/shepherdcomox email: shepherdcomox@mac.com

RESONATE BAPTIST CHURCH

CUMBERLAND UNITED CHURCH

Comox Community Baptist Church

“Sounding forth the Supremacy of Christ in all things”

Sunday Worship & Children’s Program

10:00AM at Cape Lazo Middle School Everyone Welcome

Followed by a Potluck Lunch Choir Practice Wed. 7:15 pm Eve Mark, Choir Director 250-338-4785

Rev. Julianne Kasmer, Minister

www.resonatechurch.ca

250-400-7800

SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30 A.M. Pastor Rev. Bill Hall

Everyone Welcome. 1250 Anderton Road, Comox

250-339-0224

CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH

Sunday Celebration 10:30 am

1599 Tunner Drive, COURTENAY • 250-334-4716

E-Mail: features@comoxvalleyrecord.com

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH 467 - 4th Street (just east of Fitzgerald)

725 Aspen Rd., Comox

Service 10:30am Conducted by the:

Mission and Outreach Committee Tel/Fax 250-339-2882 Full Wheelchair e-mail:cvpc@shaw.ca Access comoxvalleypresbyterian.ca

Sunday Morning Service - 10:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study - 11:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School - 11:30 a.m. Evening Service - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study - 7:00 p.m. Rev. Paul Johnson, Pastor

250-338-8454

Hearing Assistance

LIVING A VISION FOR CHRIST AND COMMUNITY

www.gbccv.org • info@gbccv.org

2946 Kilpatrick Ave. Church Phone: 250-338-1312 Morning Services 11 am Coming Event Friday, May 11th, 7PM: Aaron House Christian Fellowship is having a CHURCH CAFE OLE’ TIME GOSPEL NIGHT Old Time Gospel sing-along; concession offering pies, cakes etc... Everyone Welcome!

WEEKEND LITURGIES Sat: 5 pm Mass Sunday 8:30 am & 10:30 am Mass

CONFESSION: Sat: 4 - 4:30 pm & before all masses Children’s Liturgy of the Word & Youth Group; Sept-May Pastor: Father Marek Paczka, SDS

2201 Robert Lang Drive (Old Fish and Game Building)

250-338-5811

Canadian Baptists of Western Canada

RIVER HEIGHTS CHURCH

Hosts of “Comox Valley School of Supernatural Ministry” (Bethel Church DVD Series) First time registrants - Semester 1 begins Jan 22nd, 2012, (pre-registration is required by Jan 8th, 2012. FMI contact Drew or Laurie Thomson 250-337-8011

to place your ad here

COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN

Minister: Peggy Jensen

at 11 am

Pastors Darryl & Kim Burry 1580 Fitzgerald Ave. Courtenay 250-338-8221 www.cvsalarmy.ca church@cvsalarmy.ca

Independent - Fundamental

SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH

Nursery-Grade 7

1st Street & Penrith

~ A Place to Discover Your Life Purpose ~

PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday Worship

250-334-4961

We’ve Got Some Space For You!

Community Church

WELCOMES YOU TO SERVICES AT:

SUNDAY SERVICE: 10:30 am SUNDAY SCHOOL

Nourish Your Spirit. Heal the World.

(at Comox United Church)

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

Full Wheelchair Access

COURTENAY FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9:15 am Contemporary Service 11:00 am Traditional Service Nursery Care & Jr. Church @ 9:15 am Sunday School, all ages @ 11:00 am

PASTORS: Peter Rabey & Randy Dyck 2963 Lake Trail Road, Courtenay (across from Arden Elementary) 250-334-3432 www.courtenaybaptist.com

Need to Spread the Word? Word?

We Can Help!

www.ctkparish.ca email: ctkparish@shaw.ca

Hearing Assistance

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA Comox Valley Parishes Welcome You!

St. Peter Jim Lyster, Rector 218 Church St., Comox • 250-339-2925 SATURDAY 5:40 Express Contemporary Worship SUNDAY 8am & 10am Worship www.stpeterscomox.ca

St. John the Divine The Rev. Rodney Ives, Priest in charge 579 - 5th Street, Courtenay

Sunday Worship • 8AM & 10AM Book of Common Prayer (Canada, 1962)

CHURCH SCHOOL 10AM

Wednesday Holy Eucharist 10 am

250-334-4331 http:/stjohnthedivinecourtenay.bc.anglican.ca

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